System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Zone Installation (Task Map)



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(Optional) Verify a configured zone prior to installing the zone.

Ensure that a zone meets the requirements for installation. If you skip this procedure, the verification is performed automatically when you install the zone.

(Optional) How to Verify a Configured Zone Before It Is Installed

Install a configured zone.

Install a zone that is in the configured state.

How to Install a Configured Zone

Obtain the universally unique identifier (UUID) for the zone.

This separate identifier, assigned when the zone is installed, is an alternate way to identify a zone.

How to Obtain the UUID of an Installed Non-Global Zone

(Optional) Transition an installed zone to the ready state.

You can skip this procedure if you want to boot the zone and use it immediately.

(Optional) How to Transition the Installed Zone to the Ready State

Boot a zone.

Booting a zone places the zone in the running state. A zone can be booted from the ready state or from the installed state. Note that you must perform the internal zone configuration when you log in to the zone after booting it for the first time.

How to Boot a Zone, Internal Zone Configuration, Performing the Initial Internal Zone Configuration

Boot a zone in single-user mode.

Boots only to milestone svc:/milestone/single-user:default. This milestone is equivalent to init level s. See the init(1M) and svc.startd(1M) man pages.

How to Boot a Zone in Single-User Mode

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