You can use the zoneadm apply command to apply changes made by you to the live or the persistent zone configuration. You do not have to reboot for the changes to be made permanent. You can perform a trial run by using the –n before the changes are made permanent. You can use the following options to the apply subcommand:
Trial run using the “no execute” option, –n. This trial run, referred to as dry run mode, uses the real reconfiguration but no changes are applied to the running zone. Use the dry run mode to review actions that would be performed by the real reconfiguration.
Quiet mode. This mode suppresses all system messages and returns a status code only.