A zone migration is the process of transferring an existing zone configuration and data to another host system. A source zone is shut down, moved, and rebooted on a target host. You can migrate both global and non-global zones. See About Zone Migration in Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones for more information on zone migration and zone migration types.
For Oracle Solaris 11, migrations use zones on shared storage (ZOSS) to transfer data. Migrations using ZOSS take approximately the same time as a zone reboot. For additional information on ZOSS, see Getting Started With Oracle Solaris Zones on Shared Storage.
If ZOSS is not available, archives created by zone conversions can be used as part of a migration data transfer strategy. See About Zone Conversions and Converting Oracle Solaris Zones.