I'm new with Solaris. I cloned a Solaris 11 machine and now I'm trying to change it so that it gets the hostname and DNS name from a DHCP client. I tried following the instructions here: https://blogs.oracle.com/VDIpier/entry/solaris_11_changing_the_hostname but when reconnecting to the console I get the old hostname.

  • Is this a virtual machine? – Mark Plotnick Jun 4 '15 at 8:29
  • yes, it's a virtual machine – furni Jun 5 '15 at 11:40

Maybe you're just seeing an unchanged /etc/issue or something like that? When you log in again, and run hostname, does it show the new hostname? If so, that's it.

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  • no, I still see the old hostname, even though I made the changes for nodename and loopback – furni Jun 5 '15 at 11:42
  • @furni and does svccfg -s system/identity:node listprop config show the new hostname? – Josip Rodin Jun 5 '15 at 16:23
  • reboot solved all my problems – furni Jun 26 '15 at 13:43

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