Krzys wrote:
hello, I just got into zones and I have few questions:

is there any way to create zone with some additional customizations?

here is what I did:
# zonecfg -z titan1
titan1: No such zone configured
Use 'create' to begin configuring a new zone.
zonecfg:titan1> create
zonecfg:titan1> set zonepath=/zones/titan1
zonecfg:titan1> set autoboot=true
zonecfg:titan1> add net
zonecfg:titan1:net> set address=
zonecfg:titan1:net> set physical=bge0
zonecfg:titan1:net> end
zonecfg:titan1> info
zonecfg:titan1> verify
zonecfg:titan1> commit
zonecfg:titan1> exit

Ok, so that created my zone. Now I have to login and changethe following:
passwd file to point to new root home directory: /root/
add users.
change syslog.conf settings
make appriopriate changes in /etc/hosts file.
make changes to /etc/mail/

Because the global zone has access to the files under <zonepath>, a script can be run in the global zone which manipulates files "in" the non-global zone.

For example, titan1 has a file called /etc/inet/hosts. The same file can be accessed from the global zone with a different name: /zones/titan1/root/etc/inet/hosts.

One precaution: after a zone has been booted for the first time, do not trust the contents of its files. A sufficiently-privileged user of a non-global zone may, accidentally or deceptively, modify a file in the non-global zone.

is there any way to automate it? I did create only 10 zones and its not to crazy to login to each of them and do all those different config changes etc, but I was wondering if there was any easier way of doing all of them at the creation time by scripts. I did setup scripts to do most of the stuff with zone creation, to allocate resources per zones, and to zreate zfs for each zone with all the settings that I needed but I was wondering if I can automate it even more.

Thanks for any help or pointers that you could give to me...


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