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How to change the IP address of the zone ?

How can I change the IP address of running zone. Can I change it from inside the zone or do I need global zone access? Thanks!
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beer9
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joules17Commented:
you can perform almost all the admin task for that particular zone from inside the zone, but you need to login as root through console, or from the global zone,
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
In general you cannot change the IP address of a zone from within a zone, at least not by default. If you are using shared-ip stacks, then you cannot do it at all. If you are using exclusive-IP stacks, then the admin of the zone can run the ifconfig command
to set the IP from within the zone. The default is shared-IP, and since you are asking this question, I assume you tried it and
it didn't work, so you are probably using shared-ip. Exclusive-IP stacks can only be used when there is a physical interface
dedicated to the zone, so in other words, you must have multiple physical interfaces on the system.

If you are using shared-ip, the only way to change the IP address of a zone is using the zonecfg command. It is pretty straight forward, just take a look at the man page for zonecfg.
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beer9Author Commented:
Thanks blu! :-)
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