May 6, 2015

Solaris 10: svc:/system/sysidtool:net offline* transitioning to online

Posted in Solaris at 12:24 pm by alessiodini

Recently I patched a Solaris 10 system with few local zones.
After attach phase, I booted the zones and checked their status with svcs -xv command.
I saw something strange… the manifest svc:/system/sysidtool:net was in the following state:

offline* transitioning to online

I tried to wait a couple of minutes but nothing changed!!
After some investigation I found that there was the file /root/etc/.UNCONFIGURED , so I figured that if that file exist the manifest waits a user configuration ( via zlogin -C ) or it will be offline forever !!

So, the correct patching procedure for avoid this issue is:

– detach the zone
– attach the zone via zoneadm attach -u
– check and remove /root/etc/.UNCONFIGURED file
– boot the zone

Another solution could be make a configuration via zlogin console ( It’s the post-install configuration where u must insert hostname, network, etc.etc. )

Happy Patching 🙂

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