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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: April 2019

How to Mark an Installed Non-Global Zone Incomplete

If administrative changes on the system have rendered a zone unusable or inconsistent, it is possible to change the state of an installed zone to incomplete.

  1. Become a zone administrator.

    For more information, see Assigning Limited Rights to Zone Administrators.

  2. Mark the zone testzone incomplete.
    global# zoneadm -z testzone mark incomplete
  3. Use the list subcommand with the –i and –v options to verify the status.
    global$ zoneadm list -iv

    You will see a display that is similar to the following:

    ID  NAME     STATUS       PATH                           BRAND      IP
     0  global   running      /                              solaris    shared
     -  my-zone  installed    /zones/my-zone                 solaris    excl  
     -  testzone incomplete   /zones/testzone                solaris    excl  

Marking a Zone Incomplete

The –R root option can be used with the mark and list subcommands of zoneadm to specify an alternate boot environment. See zoneadm(1M) for more information.

Note -  Marking a zone incomplete is irreversible. The only action that can be taken on a zone marked incomplete is to uninstall the zone and return it to the configured state. See How to Uninstall a Zone.