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Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones Developer's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Resource Management in the Oracle Solaris Operating System

2.  Projects and Tasks

3.  Using the C Interface to Extended Accounting

4.  Using the Perl Interface to Extended Accounting

5.  Resource Controls

6.  Resource Pools

7.  Design Considerations for Resource Management Applications in Oracle Solaris Zones

Oracle Solaris Zones Overview

IP Networking in Oracle Solaris Zones

About Applications in Oracle Solaris Zones

General Considerations When Writing Applications for Non-Global Zones

Specific Considerations for Shared-IP Non-Global Zones

Packaging Considerations in solaris Zones

API for Zones Monitoring Statistics

Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

8.  Configuration Examples


IP Networking in Oracle Solaris Zones

IP networking in a zone can be configured in two different ways, depending on whether the non-global zone is given its own exclusive IP instance or shares the IP layer configuration and state with the global zone. By default, zones are created with the exclusive-IP type. Through the zonecfg anet resource, a virtual network (VNIC) is automatically included in the zone configuration if networking configuration is not specified.

Exclusive-IP zones are assigned zero or more VNIC interface names, and for those network interfaces they can send and receive any packets, snoop, and change the IP configuration, including IP addresses and the routing table. Note that those changes do not affect any of the other IP instances on the system.

For complete information on the zonecfg command and networking in zones, see Oracle Solaris Administration: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Zones, and Resource Management.