Direct installation is the default kernel zone installation method. In a direct installation, the installer runs on the global zone. By default, 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.
A kernel zone direct installation occurs when you do not specify the –b option during a zoneadm install operation.
For more information, see Assigning Rights to Non-Root Users to Manage Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.
$ zoneadm -z zonename install
For example, to install the kernel zone kzone1 on the host system global:
global$ zoneadm -z kzone1 install
$ zoneadm -z zonename boot
For example, to boot the kernel zone kzone1 on the host system global:
global$ zoneadm -z kzone1 boot
$ zlogin -C zonename
For example, to log in to the console on the kernel zone kzone1:
global$ zlogin -C kzone1
This example shows a successful direct installation of the kernel zone kzone1.
global$ 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.