For the install, clone, and attach subcommands of zoneadm, three available options are discussed in the following sections:
This option applies to all zpool resources specified in the zone configuration and instructs the zones framework to forcibly import any ZFS storage pools that might appear to be in use, for example by another system. This mimics the behavior of zpool import -f command.
This option facilitates importing ZFS storage pools onto a new system during zone migration when the ZFS storage pools were never properly exported on another system, for example, by using the zoneadm detach or zoneadm uninstall commands. In these situations, the forcible import must be applied to all ZFS storage pools configured for a particular zone.
This option instructs the zones framework to forcibly create a new ZFS storage pool, either over an existing old pool or onto a device that appears to be currently in use for other purposes. This mimics the behavior of the zpool create -f command syntax.
This option's scope is limited to the ZFS storage pools specified in a comma-separated list of zpool names or specified by using the option multiple times, for example:
-x force-zpool-create=rpool,pool2,pool3 -x force-zpool-create=pool1 -x force-zpool-create=pool2
The ZFS storage pool name to be used here is the name property of the corresponding zpool resource in the zone configuration. To specify the ZFS storage pool described by the rootzpool resource, use the name rpool.
This option instructs the zones framework to forcibly create new ZFS storage pools for all zpool and rootzpool resources specified in the zone configuration.