How to blow away a Solaris zone

You’ve been monkeying around with Solaris zones, and now you want to blow away your screwed up test zone, here’s how you do it.

To completely delete/remove a Solaris zone you essentially have 4 step process.

  1. Shutdown the zone
  2. Halt the zone
  3. Uninstall the zone
  4. Delete the zone configuration files

Here’s how, we are removing sol2

Find what is what
bash-3.00# zoneadm list -cv
ID NAME             STATUS     PATH                       BRAND    IP
0 global           running    /                           native   shared
69 sol1            running    /zones/sol1/root            native   shared
72 sol2            running    /zones/sol2/root            native   shared

Log into the zone and shut it down

Now  halt it
bash-3.00# zoneadm -z sol2 halt

Check its status
bash-3.00# zoneadm list -cv
ID NAME             STATUS     PATH                       BRAND    IP
0 global           running    /                           native   shared
69 sol1            running    /zones/sol1/root            native   shared
–  sol2            installed  /zones/sol2/root            native   shared

Now uninstall it
bash-3.00# zoneadm -z sol2 uninstall
Are you sure you want to uninstall zone sol2 (y/[n])? y

And finally delete the zone configuration
bash-3.00# zonecfg -z sol2 delete
Are you sure you want to delete zone sol2 (y/[n])? y

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A UK ex-pat now living in the USA.
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