Jul 272009

I am a big fan of ‘self-documenting’ systems where the system has enough ‘comments’ to describe how it is configured and what things are doing. Unfortunately Solaris zones (or containers if you are so inclined to use the marketing name) lack one feature that would assist this :-

# zoneadm list -d
black                  Stealth Secondary DNS
grey                   Webserver for project X
white                  Mailbox server for project Y
blue                   Oracle DBMS for project X
puce                   MySQL DBMS for project X

It would seem that project Y hasn’t gotten beyond the talking stage 🙂

Yes, you’ve guessed it. Solaris zones could do with a “description” attribute to assist in documentation.

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