Ok, this is helpful and I'm able to make progress.

I've installed the zone, configured the properties mentioned below and 
now booting it. What "Name service" should I be using ?

I come from Windows/Mac world where all these are defaulted and 
typically not required to be configured explicitly :)


Bill Walker wrote:
> Something like this should do the trick:
> host# zonecfg -z my-zone
> zonecfg:my-zone> remove net physical=e1000g0
> zonecfg:my-zone> add net
> zonecfg:my-zone:net> set address=
> zonecfg:my-zone:net> set physical=e1000g0
> zonecfg:my-zone:net> end
> zonecfg:my-zone> commit
> zonecfg:my-zone> exit
> host#
> Arun Gupta wrote:
>> Thanks!
>> I prefer DHCP since I don't care about the IP address that is assigned 
>> to each zone. But willing to live with static IP as well.
>> Any guidelines on how to set the IP for each zone ?
>> -Arun
>> Bill Walker wrote:
>>> So my question is this, why DHCP?  If you are trying to assign an IP 
>>> at boot time of a zone, you could zonecfg the IP before you boot the 
>>> zone.  I take it that you have a couple zones that might change IP 
>>> occasionally (or frequently).  If the zone changes IP as part of a 
>>> zone reboot, then zonecfg is the easy solution.  Zone down, zonecfg 
>>> remove net, zonecfg add net (set address and physical), zone boot.
>>> If you are really needing DHCP for some reason, I'll defer to others 
>>> with more experience in those realms.
>>> bill.
>>> Arun Gupta wrote:
>>>> Hi Bill,
>>>> That might be it and I'm new to all this :)
>>>> End goal: Configure 2 non-global zones in a Open Solaris Virtual Box 
>>>> image and assign them addresses using DHCP server running in Global 
>>>> zone.
>>>> What exact command would serve that purpose ?
>>>> -Arun
>>>> Bill Walker wrote:
>>>>> Maybe I am missing something here, but wouldn't it be easier to do 
>>>>> that kind of thing with zonecfg?  Unless you are changing some 
>>>>> other settings other than the IP...  Just trying to understand the 
>>>>> end result you are looking for.
>>>>> bill.
>>>>> Arun Gupta wrote:
>>>>>> I'm looking for simple instructions to install zones, configure them
>>>>>> as DHCP clients to the DHCP server in global zone (all in an
>>>>>> OpenSolaris VM using Virtual Bx). The documentation at
>>>>>> http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-1592/ seems to quite involving
>>>>>> and keeps referring to multiple pointers instead of providing
>>>>>> consolidated docs.
>>>>>> Are these instructions available any where ?

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