Thanks a lot for  the response! Also for the good idea about not
starting the template at all. Have a nice day, alexander.

2008/12/13, Konstantin Gremliza <konstan...@gremliza.net>:
> Hi Alexander
>
> Alexander Skwar schrieb:
>>
>> Hi.
>>
>> I'd like to create a NGZ on a S10U6 system. Actually, I'd like to create
>> a number of NGZ's on this host and the NGZs don't differ much. So
>> I thought that it should be possible to create a "template" NGZ where
>> the zone root is on a ZFS.
>>
>> Then I think it should somehow be possible to use ZFS snapshots
>> and clones. Ie. a snapshot of the zone root should be created, it
>> should be promoted to a clone and this clone should be used as the
>> zone root for a new NGZ. When first booting, I'd run a sys-unconfig,
>> reboot again and enter valid data (or modify the files touched by
>> sys-unconfig myself and safe me one boot). Afterwards, the
>> zone XML file in /etc would need to be modified to "cheat" the system
>> into thinking that this new NGZ is properly configured.
>
> All correct. If you do not start the "template" NGZ for the first time, you
> could directly clone that one without sys-unconfig the targets.
>
>>
>> Or does zoneadm maybe support this from itself? If so, what would
>> be the correct way of using zoneadm? Is the manpage at
>> http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816-5166/zoneadm-1m?l=de&a=view
>> the current man page (or at least the one that is valid for S10U6)?
>> And if that's so, would the following be the correct way of doing
>> things?
>>
>>   # zoneadm -z template-zone halt
>>   # zfs snapshot zones/templ...@2008-12-13
>>   # zoneadm -z target clone -s zones/templ...@2008-12-13 template-zone
>>
>>
>> Would that be correct?
>>
> No. Opensolaris can directly clone zones using ZFS snapshots. Solaris up to
> 10u6 cannot. The manpage for 10u6 is more advanced than the command.
> Do not forget to create a unique identifier when cheating /etc/zones/index.
> Copy a valid uid and modifiy a bit. It only has to be unique.
>
> Konstantin
>
>> Thanks a lot,
>>
>> Alexander
>>
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