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System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Internal Zone Configuration

After installation, the zone is in an unconfigured state. The zone does not have an internal configuration for naming services, its locale and time zone have not been set, and various other configuration tasks have not been performed. Therefore, the sysidtool programs are run the first time a zone is booted. For more information, see the sysidtool(1M) man page.

Two methods are available for performing the required configuration:

  • Zone console login, which initiates a series of questions from the system. Be prepared to respond to the following:

    • Language

    • Type of terminal being used

    • Host name

    • Security policy (Kerberos or standard UNIX)

    • Naming service type (None is a valid response)

    • Naming service domain

    • Name server

    • Default time zone

    • Root password

    The procedure is described in Performing the Initial Internal Zone Configuration.

  • An /etc/sysidcfg file, which you can create and place inside the zone before you boot the zone for the first time. See the sysidcfg(4) man page for more information.

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