The zoneadm command described in the zoneadm(1M) man page is the primary tool used to install and administer non-global zones. Operations using the zoneadm command must be run from the global zone. If role-based access control (RBAC) is in use, subcommands that make a copy of another zone require the authorization solaris.zone.clonefrom/source_zone.
The following tasks can be performed using the zoneadm command:
Verify a zone
Install a zone
Attach a zone
Change the state of an installed zone to incomplete
Boot a zone, which is similar to booting a regular Oracle Solaris system
Display information about a running zone
Shut down a zone
Halt a zone
Reboot a zone
Uninstall a zone
Relocate a zone from one point on a system to another point on the same system
Provision a new zone based on the configuration of an existing zone on the same system
Migrate a zone, used with the zonecfg command
For zone installation and verification procedures, see Chapter 3, Installing, Booting, Shutting Down, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones and the zoneadm(1M) man page. Also refer to the zoneadm (1M) man page for supported options to the zoneadm list command. For zone configuration procedures, see Chapter 1, How to Plan and Configure Non-Global Zones and the zonecfg(1M) man page. Zone states are described in Non-Global Zone State Model in Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones .
If you plan to produce Oracle Solaris Auditing records for zones, read Using Oracle Solaris Auditing in Zones before you install non-global zones.