Solaris 10 10/09 Release Notes

Zone Not Booting When IP Address Belongs to a Failed IP Network Multipathing Group (6184000)

A zone can be configured so that the zone's IP address becomes part of an IP Network Multipathing (IPMP) group. The configuration process is documented in How to Extend IP Network Multipathing Functionality to Shared-IP Non-Global Zones in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.

If all the network interfaces in the IPMP group fail, a zone does not boot if it has an IP address that is part of the IPMP group.

The following example illustrates the result if you attempt to boot the zone.

# zoneadm -z my-zone boot 
zoneadm: zone 'my-zone': bge0:1: 
could not set default interface for multicast: Invalid argument 
zoneadm: zone 'my-zone': call to zoneadmd failed

Workaround: Repair at least one network interface in the group.