simple Clone a Solaris 10 zone

A simple way to create a new virtual server on a solaris 10 update4 installation.

zonecfg -z originalZone export -f /tmp/zone.cfg


now edit the zone.cfg to suit your needs and create the zone

zonecfg -z newZone -f /tmp/zone.cfg


now clone the zone and boot it afterwards:
zoneadm -z newZone clone originalZone
zoneadm -z newZone boot


now the zone ( new virtual server ) is ready you have to login into
the console to set the parametrization ( sys-config )

zlogin -C newZone


After this you have a new server available with the software already installed
in the original zone. Took less than half an hour!