The next procedure contains applies to users of the Solaris 10 3/05 OS only. If you are using an update to Oracle Solaris 10, refer to How to Remove a Physical Interface.
On the system with the interface to be removed, assume the Primary Administrator role, or become superuser.
The Primary Administrator role includes the Primary Administrator profile. To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.
Remove the physical interface.
Use the following form of the ifconfig command:
# ifconfig interfacedown unplumb
For example, you would remove the interface eri1 as follows:
# ifconfig eri1 down unplumb