etherenet problems with solaris 10 X2100 server



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etherenet problems with solaris 10 X2100 server

Postby devan » Tue, 06 Jun 2006 20:22:48 GMT

Hi all

currently i am installing solrais 10 on a Sunfire X2100
server,installtion is over but it is not detecting the ethernet
cards,it has got two ethernet card,i dint get any options to give IP
address while installing the Solaris,i used interactive
installation.wat cud be the reason?

i apreciate ur replies and help in this regard as i am newbie in
solaris world

Thanks & Regards

Re: etherenet problems with solaris 10 X2100 server

Postby klaus.grote » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 16:41:07 GMT

devan schrieb:


LAN1 = nge0 / LAN2 = bge0, so you do
ifconfig nge0 plumb and ifconfig bge0 plumb.

Klaus Grote

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