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VNIC on a Sol11 LDOM

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Is there a way to add a vnic to a LDOM . I am running a zone on the server that needs a virtual nic also. Here are the steps I have tried....but no luck.
dladm show-phys
net0 Ethernet up 0 unknown vnet0

dladm show-link
net0 phys 1500 up --

dladm create-vnic -l net0 zone1
dladm: vnic creation over net0 failed: operation failed

Can this work.
  • 1. Re: VNIC on a Sol11 LDOM
    user13107960 Newbie
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    I was told by oracle support that this issue would be fixed in Solaris 11.1. Well it appears it is not. I am on the latest SRU (as of writing): Version: 0.5.11 (Oracle Solaris 11.1 SRU 2.5) which I presume should now have all the 11.0 ported fixes. Can someone on the support team explain why this is still an issue?

    Just FYI: The messages log also shows this when the operation fails:

    Jan 12 17:29:23 tr-app1-g vnet: [ID 214931] vnet0: vnet_addmac: programming macaddr(2:8:20:2b:bc:c6) is not supported
    Jan 12 17:29:23 tr-app1-g vnic: [ID 675099 kern.warning] WARNING: cannot detach client: 22
  • 2. Re: VNIC on a Sol11 LDOM
    jsavit Newbie
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    You can do this if you are running ldomsmanager or later, shipping in current Solaris 11.1 SRU. For a description, please see

    I hope that helps, Jeff


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