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.
For more information, see Assigning Limited Rights to Zone Administrators.
global# zoneadm -z testzone mark incomplete
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
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.