How to kill a Solaris Zone stuck in shutting_down state

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This situation occurs when we execute a zoneadm -z ZONENAME halt command and, after it, the status of Solaris Local Zone doesn’t change from Running state to a Installed state and remaining in Shutting_down state.

To solve this problem, try one or more of following commands at Global Zone until the zone state changes to Installed:

# ps -fz ZONENAME

# zoneadm -z ZONENAME unmount -f

# zoneadm -z ZONENAME reboot — -s

# pkill -9 -z ZONENAME

After the first command, kill the listed processes of ps command.

It after these commands the zone stills in shutting_down or down states, a reboot of Global Zone should be necessary.

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