Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: December 2014

Installing a Kernel Zone from Installation Media

You can install kernel zones from Oracle Solaris installation media.

Note the following considerations:

During an Oracle Solaris media installation, the kernel zone is booted and you are connected to the zone console. For information about how to use the zone console, see Zone Console Login in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones .


Caution  -  If you exit or disconnect from the kernel zone console before an Oracle Solaris media installation completes, the installation will fail.

How to Perform an Oracle Solaris Media Installation for a Kernel Zone

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. Install the kernel zone using the Oracle Solaris installation media.
    global# zoneadm -z zonename install -b media-file

    For example, to install the kernel zone media located at /var/tmp/solaris-media.iso to the kernel zone, kzone1:

    global# zoneadm -z kzone2 install -b /var/tmp/solaris-media.iso