Tag Archives: zone

Bind9: Master Only

Configuration for a master only DNS server.

1. WILL NOT answer queries
2. WILL NOT forward queries
3. WILL NOT perform recursion
4. WILL allow transfers from specified slaves

Zone and configuration files are backed up disk to disk via rsync.

Single point editing of our name space.

Single point of failure. If server is lost, updates to DNS cannot be made until another master is brought online.

options {
directory “/etc”;
pid-file “/var/run/named.pid”;
version “Windows 3.11”;
allow-query {“none”; };
allow-recursion {“none”; };
notify yes;
also-notify {
allow-transfer {

Simple Zone Construction

bash-3.00# zoneadm list -iv
0 global running /
11 foo running /export/zones/foo
13 bar running /export/zones/bar
bash-3.00# zonecfg -z fubar
fubar: No such zone configured
Use ‘create’ to begin configuring a new zone.

zonecfg:fubar> create
zonecfg:fubar> set zonepath=/export/zones/fubar
zonecfg:fubar> set autoboot=true
zonecfg:fubar> add net
zonecfg:fubar:net> set physical=eth0
zonecfg:fubar:net> set address=
zonecfg:fubar:net> end
zonecfg:fubar> add attr
zonecfg:fubar:attr> set name=comment
zonecfg:fubar:attr> set type=string
zonecfg:fubar:attr> set value=”FOOBED”
zonecfg:fubar:attr> end
zonecfg:fubar> verify
zonecfg:fubar> commit
zonecfg:fubar> exit

bash-3.00# zoneadm -z fubar install

Solaris 10: Zones

This is the first part in a series of notes taken regarding new(ish) Solaris 10 technologies. Other items I have notes on are ZFS and new service administration.

Zones, Containers, Domains and Partition (According to Sun):

Zone: chroot’d virtual machine. Some resources are shared, for example, the kernel or /usr/lib.
More info below.

Container: Zone with resource controls in place. At this time, limited to number of CPUs.
See “Resource Pools”

Domain: Grouping of hardware in enterprise class Sun servers

Partition: Segregation of domain grouped hardware.

Solaris 10 Crib

Some items concerning Solaris 10.

Zone: chrooted “virtual” machine. Kernel is a shared resource.
Domain: Grouping of hardware in larger sun servers.
Partition: Separation of domains.
Container: Zone with resource controls in place.

/etc/zones contains data on all zones.

ipmp auto nic failover. Both must be in same subnet.

core: application failure
panic: kernel failure

pool stuff (page 2-34):
pools contain sets (dynamic processor sets)
dynamic resource pool: limit resources in a zone
poolcfg -dc info get info on pools
pooladm -e save active pool config /etc/pooladm.conf
pooladm -x removes all user configured pools