April 22, 2008 (Update) : New lab questions are available here.
This lab will take you through a basic configuration where two non-global zones will be installed. To illustrate the use of some of the zones configuration files, the second zone will be created by cloning the first one.
DISCLAIMER : modifying the file /etc/zones/index without going through the proper interfaces is absolutely NOT supported. It does work but you can have no certainty that it will work in the future. Just use that trick to get an understanding of how zones are installed.
Other points that are introduced include the automatic configuration of zones and the existence of a separate port namespace within each zone, permitting to start 2 webservers listening on port 80 on the same machine.
Exercise 3 illustrates the current way of blocking inter-zone traffic.
Other available Solaris 10 labs :
- SMF & RBAC
- The Basic Audit & Reporting tool
- The contract subsystem
- The user-attr database new parameters