By Owen Allen-Oracle on Sep 18, 2014
The odds are good that you use Oracle Solaris 11 Zones in your environment or are interested in doing so - it's an effective and secure virtualization technology that lets you get more use out of each piece of hardware.
If your environment uses Ops Center, you can use a profile to quickly create new zones with a specific setup. The profile specifies the OS version, zone configuration, storage, and file system for the zone. Once you've created a profile, it automatically generates a deployment plan, which you can run to create a new zone. At runtime you specify the target system, and the name, IP address, and network resources for the new zone, edit any of the info from the profile if you want, and schedule the zone creation.
We've put together a how-to that walks you through the whole process, so take a look.