Solaris 10 system - |NIC not plumbed on boot

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi experts,

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 netmask && 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.

Question by:Jon Winterburn
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    Create /etc/hostname.e100g0 file, and put ip addres of this interface into this file.
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    Typo - /etc/hostname.e1000g0 of course.
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    by:Jon Winterburn
    Brilliant, thanks!

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