System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones

ProcedureHow to Extend IP Network Multipathing Functionality to Shared-IP Non-Global Zones

Use this procedure to configure IPMP in the global zone and extend the IPMP functionality to non-global zones.

Each address, or logical interface, should be associated with a non-global zone when you configure the zone. See Using the zonecfg Command and How to Configure the Zone for instructions.

This procedure accomplishes the following:

In a running zone, you can use the ifconfig command to make the association. See Shared-IP Network Interfaces and the ifconfig(1M) man page.

You must be the global administrator in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.

    To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. In the global zone, configure IPMP groups as described in Configuring IPMP Groups in System Administration Guide: IP Services.

  3. Use the zonecfg command to configure the zone. When you configure the net resource, add address, physical interface bge0, and a default router setting to the zone my-zone:

    zonecfg:my-zone> add net
    zonecfg:my-zone:net> set address=
    zonecfg:my-zone:net> set physical=bge0
    zonecfg:my-zone:net> set defrouter=
    zonecfg:my-zone:net> end

    Only bge0 would be visible in non-global zone my-zone.

If bge0 Subsequently Fails

If bge0 subsequently fails and the bge0 data addresses fail over to hme0 in the global zone, then the my-zone addresses migrate as well.

If address moves to hme0, then only hme0 would now be visible in non-global zone my-zone. This card would be associated with address, and bge0 would no longer be visible.