The zoneadm command described in Installing and Booting Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones and 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 on the target system.
In addition to unpacking files from the archive, the install process performs checks, required postprocessing, and other functions to ensure that the zone is optimized to run on the host.
If you created an Oracle Solaris system archive from an existing system and use the –p (preserve sysidcfg) option when you install the zone, then the zone will have the same identity as the system used to create the image.
If you use the –u (sys-unconfig) option when you install the target zone, the zone produced will not have a hostname or name service configured.
Caution - You must use either the –p option or the –u option. If you do not specify one of these two options, an error results.