Solaris 10 system - |NIC not plumbed on boot
Posted on 2010-01-07
I am working on a Solaris 10 server we have had delivered with a custom Window manager and custom application installed by the supplier. I'm quite familiar with Solaris inasmuch as installing and configuring a server but have run into a problem on this server. Basically, if I reboot, the network interface does not come back up. If I run ifconfig -a the device is not shown (only lo0). So I then run:
ifconfig e1000g0 plumb 172.16.1.54 netmask 255.255.252.0 && ifconfig e1000g0 up
All is well after this. But of course if I reboot, the problem returns. I have ensured the IP exists in /etc/hosts and the netmask in /etc/netmasks. I have also installed Webmin and when I look under network interfaces I see the device there with current settings. But if I go to devices activated at boot, e1000g0 is not listed and I cannot add it.
Any ideas? Thanks.