The service manual includes a task for hotplugging PCIe cards from a server running Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 OS.
The commands in this procedure temporarily disable the network. Before starting this procedure, you must be connected to the system using either a serial connection, a terminal or emulator connected directly to the host, or using Oracle ILOM RKVM.
Check if Automatic NCP is enabled.
Enter the command:
netadm list | grep Automatic
If it is enabled, you should see:
ncp Automatic online
If Automatic NCP is enabled, switch to manual mode. Enter the command:
netadm enable —p ncp DefaultFixed
Complete the steps in the service manual.
Prepare a PCIe EM for Hot Plug in Oracle Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual
When you are done and the new PCIe card is installed, if you disabled Automatic NCP, re-enable it. Use the command:
natadm enable —p ncp Automatic