Jeff Victor writes: > Brian Warkentine wrote: > > I see that printing of the zone uuid has been added to zoneadm recently > > (around the end of june this year, according to the online source). Is > > there any binary that will print uuid for older releases? > > Why? That ID is only intended for internal consumption.
Actually, we're now exposing it via "zoneadm list -p" intentionally, because there are customers who apparently want to use it as some sort of "asset tag." I'm not sure _why_ it's useful this way, but I'm reliably informed that there are people who care, and it was easy enough to provide. ;-} Anyway, the semantics are simple and don't involve kernel state: when the zone is installed ("zoneadm install"), the zone gets a new UUID. The UUID remains stable over renames, moves, and LU BE copies. It is destroyed if the zone is uninstalled. This way, we can tell when a zone in two BEs is the same zone but just under a different name (thus still needing synchronization), and when someone destroys and re-creates a zone under the same name (thus not needing synchronization). -- James Carlson, KISS Network <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sun Microsystems / 1 Network Drive 71.232W Vox +1 781 442 2084 MS UBUR02-212 / Burlington MA 01803-2757 42.496N Fax +1 781 442 1677 _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com