Mika Borner wrote:
I have two nodes with one zone on each. Both Zones share a service IP-address.
When a zone is booted, the interface will come up automatically.

In case of this service address, this would mean, that in the worst case the
address is up on two zones at the same time => bad!

How can I prevent certain network interfaces to stay down, when a zone is
booted? From within the zone it is not possible to change the state of an

AFAIK it is not possible to configure a zone so that one of its network interfaces stays down until an event occurs. However, you could configure that zone *without* the service-IP-address, but have a process in the global zone configure the network interface for the (running) zone when necessary. The man page for ifconfig describes how to use the 'zone' parameter to accomplish this.

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