We were getting hit by developers constantly asking for "what box is hosting our container xyz?" We kept telling them it doesn't matter (all the boxes hosting containers are the same - at least for now). We sent them spreadsheets with the mappings of global-zone host to non-global-zones.
None of these seemed to work. Finally, we thought, hey, why not give them a simple tool to find out. We touched a file in each non-global-zone called /etc/gzname, then modified the zone's config to lofs mount /etc/nodename from the global-zone to /etc/gzname within the non-global-zones, read-only. We game them the filename, with simple enough inscructions on how to read. In many cases, they modified their PS1 to show the contents of /etc/gzname:/etc/nodename as part of their prompts. We no longer get pinged or bothered (or if we do, we send them packing to their co-workers to get trained). -- This message posted from opensolaris.org _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org