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Trusted Extensions Configuration and Administration

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Updated: March 2019

How to Add a Virtual Network Interface to a Labeled Zone

This procedure is required if you use an exclusive IP stack and per zone addresses, and you plan to connect the labeled zones to labeled zones on other systems on the network.

In this procedure, you create a VNIC and assign it to a labeled zone.

Before You Begin

You must be in the root role in the global zone.

The list of zones is displayed in the Labeled Zone Manager. To open this GUI, see How to Create Labeled Zones Interactively. The labeled zone that you are configuring must be halted.

  1. In the Labeled Zone Manager, double-click the labeled zone to which you want to add a virtual interface.
  2. Double-click Configure Network Interfaces.

    A list of configuration options is displayed.

  3. Double-click Add a virtual interface (VNIC).

    If your system has more than one VNIC card, more than one choice is displayed. Choose the entry with the desired interface.

  4. Assign a host name, or assign an IP address and a prefix count.

    For example, type If you do not append the prefix count, you are prompted for a netmask. The equivalent netmask for this example is

  5. To add a default router, double-click the entry that you just added.

    At the prompt, type the IP address of the router, and click OK.

    Note - To remove or modify the default router, remove the entry, then create the VNIC again.
  6. Click Cancel to return to the zone command list.

    The VNIC entry is displayed. The system assigns the name zonename_n, as in internal_0.

Next Steps

To configure the system's external network, go to How to Connect a Trusted Extensions System to Other Trusted Extensions Systems.