[OmniOS-discuss] networking between zones

David Ledger david.ledger at ivdcs.co.uk
Fri Sep 8 14:40:44 UTC 2017

On 8 Sep 2017, at 15:31, Dan McDonald wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 03:21:30PM +0100, David Ledger wrote:
> <SNIP!>
>> We now need to set up a couple of zones that have their own subnet, 
>> but talk
>> to the outside world through the global zone. These will need to be 
>> network
>> isolated from the existing zones and with access controlled, 
>> presumably by
>> ipf/ipnat filtering done in the global zone. I’m having difficulty 
>> setting
>> this up. It is readily admitted on the ‘net that Solaris network 
>> config is
>> different to anything else, and that it has moved on in stages from 
>> the old
>> hosts, hostname etc. files that were so easy back in the 80’s.
> I think you wish to create an etherstub (in-machine "LAN" as it were). 
>  From
> global:
> 	dladm create-etherstub internal0
> And once created, you create vnics attached to that etherstub:
> 	dladm create-vnic -l internal0 stubnet0
> 	dladm create-vnic -l internal0 stubnet1
> 	...
> And then you assign the vnics to your "have their own subnet" zones 
> like you
> would any other nic.  You will also need your global, or even a 
> dedicated
> router zone, attach to both the etherstub and the external network 
> (running
> ipf or whatever else).
> Does this help?
> Dan

Knowing that certainly helps, thanks. Can I also ignore those online 
documents that say it’s all done by configurations within the svcs 
setup and that I need to disable one version of ipfilter and enable 


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