Sun is hosting an Open House at its Executive Briefing Center on Saturday, January 31, for a local technical community called SuperHappyDevHouse. I have set up a demonstration system with 50 zones which is wide open for exploitation. The root password is posted, and remote access via vncviewer or telnet is unrestricted. This is a great opportunity to own your own zone, do whatever you want to it, and not get in trouble. All of the zones are cloned from a ZFS snapshot, so I can quickly restore them if they are destroyed. They are using the new Virtual NIC (vnic) support that I discussed in my previous blog entry. So each zone gets its IP addresss from the same WiFi access point as our visitors. The ssid is ZONES.
This is all running on a single UltraSPARC T2 processor, with 8 cores and 64 hardware threads. It is running Solaris Nevada build 105. A corresponding x86/x64 version of OpenSolaris is available here.
Here is a very brief overview of the zone configuration, access instructions, and a list of activities to try. Have fun!