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Adding a Specific Logical Interface with the Solaris 10

Apr 08, 2007 | 1 minute read
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Tags: SMF, Network

Under Solaris 10, there is no /etc/init.d/inetsvc network script anymore. You must use the new SMF to manage your network services, even special initialization ones. In order to plumb and up a new logical interface, you can now use the service instance named svc:/network/physical:default.

Here is quick example on how to use it:

# ifconfig -au4
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 
nge0: flags=201004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4,CoS> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 192.168.1.101 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
        ether 0:e0:81:58:88:ae 
# 
# cat /etc/hostname.nge0:1
192.168.1.50
# 
# svcadm restart network/physical
#
# ifconfig -au4
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 
nge0: flags=201004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4,CoS> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 192.168.1.101 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
        ether 0:e0:81:58:88:ae 
nge0:1: flags=201000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,CoS> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 192.168.1.50 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
# 
# ifconfig nge0:1 down unplumb
#
# ifconfig -a4
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 
nge0: flags=201004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4,CoS> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 192.168.1.101 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
        ether 0:e0:81:58:88:ae