I can't speak to the VxVM / Vxfs but creating a sparse zone is as simple as
using 'create -b' instead of the usual 'create' in zonecfg.

As Enda mentioned, "create -b" starts you with a blank configuration
which today gives you a "whole root" zone.  However, the proper way of
creating a "whole root" zone is actually to use "create" as usual and
then remove the default "inherit-pkg-dir" resources.  The reason for
this is that it's possible in the future that the default zone
configuration may contain settings other than the inherit-pkg-dir
resources which would still be relevant and necessary for whole-root

For more information, see Chapter 18 of the "Solaris
Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones" guide.

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