Solaris 10 Network Config

The procedure below shows how to setup the IP address for the Intel e1000 Network Interface in Solaris 10:

1. Edit /etc/hostname.nxge0 and add the IP address and Netmask:
# vi /etc/hostname.nxge0
Format: IP-address netmask + netmask
Example: netmask +

2. Edit /etc/inet/hosts and /etc/inet/ipnodes
Add IP-address hostname
Example: test-server

3. reboot

Use dladm to add and configure other NICs:
dladm – configure data-link interfaces, to list the NICs
# dladm show-link

List activated NICs
# ifconfig –a

To enable a NIC:
Example, enable nxge2
# ifconfig nxge2 plumb

To inactive a NIC:
Example, inactivate nxge2
# ifconfig nxge2 unplumb

To add an IP address:
# ifconfig nxge2 netmask broadcast

Bring up the network card:
# ifconfig nxge2 up

Save the network configuration:
Make a new file in /etc with format hostname.interface
# vi /etc/hostname.nxge2
and edit /etc/inet/hosts and /etc/inet/ipnodes

How to add routing:
# route –p add default your-gateway
# route –p add default
-p option = persistence over reboot

Register a default gateway for the PC, to add another routing:
# route –p add –net network-address –gateway gateway-address
Using the –p option so routing wont be flushed when reboot.
Add gateway in /etc/defaultrouter

To check your routing you can type:
# netstat –rn

To flush your routing:
# route flush