Tuesday, 2 July 2013

This article explains about the step by step initial console configuration of  Solaris zones. Below mentioned
items are needs to be responded as part of zone installations.
• Language
• Type of terminal being used
• Host name
• Security policy (Kerberos or standard UNIX)
• Naming service type
• Naming service domain
• Name server
• Default time zone
• Root password

Please follow the step by step console configuration for Solaris Zones.
bash-3.00# zlogin -C zone1
[Connected to zone 'zone1' console]
Loading smf(5) service descriptions: 158/158

Reading ZFS config: done.
What type of terminal are you using?
 1) ANSI Standard CRT
 2) DEC VT52
 3) DEC VT100
 4) Heathkit 19
 5) Lear Siegler ADM31
 6) PC Console
 7) Sun Command Tool
 8) Sun Workstation
 9) Televideo 910
 10) Televideo 925
 11) Wyse Model 50
 12) X Terminal Emulator (xterms)
 13) CDE Terminal Emulator (dtterm)
 14) Other
Type the number of your choice and press Return: 13
Creating new rsa public/private host key pair
Creating new dsa public/private host key pair
Configuring network interface addresses: e1000g0.
Now you will get the new popup configuration menu as mentioned below to complete our installation Solaris zone.
Click F2 to confirm and Continue
Click F2 to confirm and Continue

rebooting system due to change(s) in /etc/default/init

[NOTICE: Zone rebooting]

SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_142910-17 64-bit
Copyright (c) 1983, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Hostname: zone1
Reading ZFS config: done.

zone1 console login:
Yes we are done, Now our zone configuraion is completly done. Now we can access the zone with using zlogin zonename or ssh.
bash-3.00# zlogin zone1
[Connected to zone 'zone1' pts/4]
Last login: Tue Jul  2 12:43:13 on pts/4
Oracle Corporation      SunOS 5.10      Generic Patch   January 2005
# uname -a
SunOS zone1 5.10 Generic_142910-17 i86pc i386 i86pc
# zonename
If you have any questions please comment below