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Old 08-24-2016
Solaris 10 - rexplorer and Non-Global zones

Hi all - not really a problem as such, but just hoping someone can shed some light.

We point rexplorer to multiple Global zones and it works as expected. However, each Non-Global zone get around a hundred of root su'ing to root messages, i.e.:

SU 07/14 03:02 + ??? root-root
SU 07/14 03:02 + ??? root-root
SU 07/14 03:02 + ??? root-root

When we created the Non-Global zones we got the message saying the explorer packafe wasn't installed, i.e.:

*** package <SUNWexplo> was not installed:

But I didn't think it would be a requirement to install it anyway since surely all that is done at the Global level where it is installed.

So the question... is it normal functionality for rexplorer to continuously su to root when running against Non-Global zones? Or is it actually a problem?

The rexplorer output log does report certain things not being installed ( WUNWsccli, A3X00 etc.) but presumably that's not a problem as we don't see all these logins at the Global zone level.

Thanks in advance for any help. Smilie

Last edited by vbe; 08-24-2016 at 12:31 PM.. Reason: code tags please not Quotes
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Old 08-24-2016
is the Global zone an LDOM? if so you might have to install SUNWExplo on each server.

try it with these switches from the global.

/opt/SUNWexplo/bin/explorer -w default,localzones,smfextended -C (SR #)

Last edited by vbe; 08-25-2016 at 05:24 AM..
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Old 08-25-2016
Hi - thanks for that. Unfortunately it's not an LDOM they are just zones.

What I've found on Google seems to say that it's correct that for our architecture to just install it at Global level (but all the root su to root in the local zone just doesn't seem right).

Maybe that's just the way it works! Smilie
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Old 08-25-2016
Explorer in zones

So you are trying to run explorer from the zone? it won't work.

you can only run explorer from the global. if you are having trouble with a zone, send them the explorer from the global with the switches I provided.
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# 5  
Old 08-26-2016
Hi. No that's the issue - if it is indeed an issue and not just the crazy way it works!

The rexplorer module is only pointed to the Global zones but for some reason when it runs it's triggering multiple root su's to root on the Non-Global zones (by multiple I mean usually around 75-100 in a ten minute period).
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Old 08-29-2016
so it sounds like it's trying to gather info on the ngz for the explorer output. are your GZ setup in such a way that they are not allowed to zlogin? or are you running trusted solaris?

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