I have a system that has Intel 82599EN based LOM. I see that 82599ES and 82599EB are supported in the latest Solaris 10 and 11 releases. When I install Solaris 10 update 11, I can not see my 10GbE NIC. The ixgbe driver (both 32 bit and 64-bit) get installed. The version is 1.1.8 which should be pretty new. But for some reason, the 10GbE NIC does not show up. If I type dladm show-dev, nothing shows up. "kstat -c net | grep net" also shows that ixgbe is not there.
Note that I made sure my ixgbe module is loaded.
Any ideas what may be going on? I've tested the on-board NIC under Linux OS and I know it's functioning. Somehow Solaris 10 (and 11) are not loading the device. Maybe it's a driver issue?