1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 26, 2017 1:04 AM by 961722

    Solaris 11.2:  Nic wont come up?

    961722

      Hi folks:

       

      I've got a system who's nic wants to stay "down" despite the link LEDs on both the nic and the switch showing an active link.  It should have a static ip address based on the "sysconfig configure" command I just ran.

       

      "ipdam show-if" shows this data for the nic in question:

      "net0 ip failed no ---"

       

      "dladm show-phys" shows this data for the nic in question:

      "net0 Ethernet down 0 unknown ixgbe0"

       

      What steps can I perform to troubleshoot this?  Is there a way to forcefully reset everything about this nic?

       

      Thank you,

      David

        • 1. Re: Solaris 11.2:  Nic wont come up?
          961722

          So after a little more digging i found the immediate issue.  I had been trying to configure "net0" but looking at the mac addresses i see the "net0" name got assigned to a different (unused) nic port.

           

          What had been net0 is now net5.  Weird. 

           

          Is there a way to tell Solaris to re-probe and totally re-assign default network link names?

           

          Thank you