By Owen Allen on Feb 20, 2013
The Deploy Oracle Solaris 10 Zones is one of the workflow documents that we introduced. It explains how to set up zones on Oracle Solaris 10 systems. (There's a similar workflow for setting up zones on Oracle Solaris 11 systems, too.)
This is the workflow image:
The left side gives you the prerequisites - you need a working EC and PC, configured libraries, and (as you suspected) hardware and operating systems.
The workflow itself takes you through the How-Tos needed to get Oracle Solaris 10 zones running. If you don't have OSes installed, the Provisioning Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System how-to explains how to do so. From there, the Creating Oracle Solaris 10 Zones how-to shows you how to install the zones themselves, and the Creating a Server Pool for Zones how-to shows you how to group them together into server pools. From there, the Operate Zones workflow will give you a path for keeping your new zones running.