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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: August 2019

Installing Non-Global Zones Based on Existing Zones

You can take advantage of existing non-global zones on your system and use them as sources for installing additional zones. These sources can be used either through direct cloning or by using their Unified Archive files. This method shortens installation time considerably.

As shown in How to Create and Deploy a Non-Global Zone, zone deployment involves configuration and installation processes. The following sections discuss how these processes are accomplished with source zones.