Transitioning into the ready state prepares the virtual platform to begin running user processes. Zones in the ready state do not have any user processes executing in them.
You can skip this procedure if you want to boot the zone and use it immediately. The transition through the ready state is performed automatically when you boot the zone.
For more information, see Assigning Limited Rights to Zone Administrators.
global$ zoneadm -z my-zone ready
global$ zoneadm list -v
You will see a display that is similar to the following:
ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP 0 global running / solaris shared 1 my-zone ready /zones/my-zone solaris excl
Note that the unique zone ID 1 has been assigned by the system.