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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: April 2019

Zone Installation and Administration Concepts

The zoneadm command, described in the zoneadm(1M) man page is the primary tool used to install and administer non-global zones. Run operations using the zoneadm command from the global zone. If zone administration is assigned to non-root users, subcommands that make a copy of another zone require the authorization solaris.zone.clonefrom/source_zone.

    Perform the following tasks by using the zoneadm command:

  • Verify a zone

  • Install a zone

  • Attach a zone

  • Change the state of an installed zone to incomplete

  • Boot a zone, which is similar to booting a regular Oracle Solaris system

  • Display information about a running zone

  • Shut down a zone

  • Halt a zone

  • Reboot a zone

  • Uninstall a zone

  • Relocate a zone from one point on a system to another point on the same system

  • Provision a new zone based on the configuration of an existing zone on the same system

  • Migrate a zone, used with the zonecfg command

For zone installation and verification procedures, see Installing, Booting, Shutting Down, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones and the zoneadm(1M) man page. Also refer to the zoneadm (1M) man page for supported options to the zoneadm list command. For zone configuration procedures, see How to Plan and Configure Non-Global Zones and the zonecfg(1M) man page. Zone states are described in Non-Global Zone State Model in Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones.

To produce auditing records for zones, read Using Oracle Solaris Auditing in Zones before you install non-global zones.