System Administration Guide: IP Services

How to Remove a Physical Interface That Has Failed

Note –

You can skip step 1 if the test address is plumbed by using the /etc/hostname.hme0 file.

  1. Retrieve the test address configuration by typing the following command.

    # ifconfig hme0:1
    mtu 1500 index 3
    inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast

    You need this information to replumb the test address when replacing the physical interface.

    See Using the hostname File to Configure Groups and Test Addresses for details on how to configure test addresses by using the hostname file.

  2. Refer to the cfgadm(1M) man page, Sun Enterprise 6x00, 5x00, 4x00, and 3x00 Systems Dynamic Reconfiguration User's Guide, or Sun Enterprise 10000 DR Configuration Guide for a description of how to remove the physical interface.