Matthew Taylor wrote: > Thank you, and to those who replied off line as well. I will try it out and > report back on my success (or not) in the morning. > > It does strike me that this should be in the docs. I have gone through > 817-1592-15, the Zones admin guide, and find little to nothing on what the > configuration of the global zone should be to enable shared-ip. I can't be > the only one to want to use otherwise not in use physical nics.
Its not in the docs because (AFAIK) it is not a test, and thus not supported, configuration. As I state or paraphrase it, because of the shared IP, the expectation is that the global and non-global zones are on the same subnet. Many deployments want to have the global, or system administrative, zone on a separate admin network, and the non-global zones on the service networks. The original implementation, and dare I say design , was not to that. And as I have been repeatedly told by folks who know the routing very well, trying to get routing to do the right thing and what users would like it to do may be very difficult in a single IP instance. IP Instances is in place to help address that, but as you have found out, unfortunately it does not work with all NICs (in Solaris and in OpenSolaris prior to b84). I have been reading the design doc recently and need to look back at the networking part to be sure. Steffen  http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/arc/caselog/2002/174/ > This message posted from opensolaris.org > _______________________________________________ > zones-discuss mailing list > email@example.com _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org