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Non global zone (NGZ) fails to boot, zoneadm error "failed to open .../dev/zconsole" (Doc ID 1002257.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Non global zone (NGZ) fails to boot with -> zoneadm error "failed to open .../dev/zconsole" 

[ root ] # zoneadm -z zone3 boot

zoneadm: zone 'zone3': failed to open /export/newzones/zone3/dev/zconsole: No such device or address
zoneadm: zone 'zone3': could not prep console slave
zoneadm: zone 'zone3': call to zoneadmd failed

 

Cause

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