A kernel zone direct installation occurs when you do not specify the –b option during a zoneadm install operation. Direct installation is the simplest kernel zone installation method.
In a direct installation, the installer runs in the global zone. The installer creates and formats the kernel zone boot disk and installs Oracle Solaris packages on that disk using the global zone's pkg publishers.
For more information, see Using Rights Profiles to Install and Manage Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.
global$ pfbash zoneadm -z kzone install
For their location, see Installing a Kernel Zone.
global$ zoneadm -z kzone boot
You can now log in to the zone. Oracle Solaris provides several login methods. The methods for kernel zones are identical to the methods for non-global zones. What you are going to do in the zone determines your login method. See How to Create and Deploy a Non-Global Zone in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.
This example shows a successful direct installation of the kernel zone kzone1.
global$ pfbash zoneadm -z kzone1 install Progress being logged to /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20146T195713Z.kzone1.install pkg cache: Using /var/pkg/publisher. Install Log: /system/volatile/install.778521/install_log AI Manifest: /tmp/zoneadm777933.spq5FV/devel-ai-manifest.xml SC Profile: /usr/share/auto_install/sc_profiles/enable_sci.xml Installation: Starting ... Creating IPS image Startup: Retrieving catalog 'nightly' ... Done Startup: Caching catalogs ... Done Startup: Refreshing catalog 'nightly' ... Done Startup: Refreshing catalog 'solaris' ... Done Startup: Refreshing catalog 'extra' ... Done Startup: Caching catalogs ... Done Installing packages from: solaris origin: http://ipkg.us.oracle.com/solaris11/dev/ Startup: Linked image publisher check ... Startup: Refreshing catalog 'nightly' ... Done Startup: Refreshing catalog 'solaris' ... Done Startup: Refreshing catalog 'extra' ... Done Planning: Solver setup ... Done Planning: Running solver ... Done Planning: Finding local manifests ... Done Planning: Fetching manifests: 0/477 0% complete Planning: Fetching manifests: 477/477 100% complete Planning: Package planning ... Done Planning: Merging actions ... Done Planning: Checking for conflicting actions ... Done Planning: Consolidating action changes ... Done Planning: Evaluating mediators ... Done Planning: Planning completed in 29.49 seconds The following licenses have been accepted and not displayed. Please review the licenses for the following packages post-install: consolidation/osnet/osnet-incorporation Package licenses may be viewed using the command: pkg info --license <pkg_fmri> Download: 0/52325 items 0.0/535.0MB 0% complete Download: 1024/52325 items 30.8/535.0MB 5% complete Download: 2233/52325 items 42.7/535.0MB 7% complete ... Download: 46744/52325 items 518.8/535.0MB 96% complete (6.4M/s) Download: Completed 534.98 MB in 79.80 seconds (5.0M/s) Actions: 1/74042 actions (Installing new actions) Actions: 17036/74042 actions (Installing new actions) ... Actions: 72796/74042 actions (Installing new actions) Actions: Completed 74042 actions in 97.96 seconds. Done Installation: Succeeded Done: Installation completed in 359.901 seconds.