This procedure is used to install a configured non-global zone. For information on installation options, see How Zones Are Installed.
The zone must reside on its own ZFS dataset. Only ZFS is supported. The zoneadm install command automatically creates a ZFS file system (dataset) for the zonepath when the zone is installed. If a ZFS dataset cannot be created, the zone is not installed.
You must be the global administrator or a user with appropriate authorizations in the global zone to perform this procedure.
For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
global# zoneadm -z my-zone install
global# zoneadm -z my-zone install -m manifest -c [ profile | dir ]
global# zoneadm -z my-zone install -a archive -s -u
global# zoneadm -z my-zone install -d path -p -v
The system will display that a ZFS file system has been created for this zone.
You will see various messages as the files and directories needed for the zone's root file system are installed under the zone's root path.
global# zoneadm list -v # zoneadm list -cvd ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP 0 global running / solaris shared - my-zone configured /zones/my-zone solaris excl
If the state is listed as configured, make the corrections specified in the message and try the zoneadm install command again.
If the state is listed as incomplete, first execute this command:
global# zoneadm -z my-zone uninstall
Make the corrections specified in the message, and try the zoneadm install command again.
The source zone must be in the uninstalled state before the force subcommand can be used:
zoneadm -z my-zone uninstall
Then, continue the installation and overwrite any preexisting data by using the –x option to zoneadm install.
-x force-zpool-import -x force-zpool-create=zpoolname -x force-zpool-create=zpoolname1,zpoolname2,zpoolname3 -x force-zpool-create-all
This option is similar to the zpool create –f command.
-x force-zpool-create=zpoolname can be used one or more times.
global# zoneadm list -iv
You will see a display that is similar to the following:
ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP 0 global running / solaris shared - my-zone installed /zones/my-zone solaris excl
If a zone installation is interrupted or fails, the zone is left in the incomplete state. Use uninstall –F to reset the zone to the configured state.
This zone was installed with the minimal network configuration described in Chapter 3, Administering Services, in Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.2 by default. You can switch to the open network configuration, or enable or disable individual services, when you log in to the zone. See Enabling a Service for details.