System Administration Guide: IP Services

ProcedureHow to Remove a Physical Interface That Has Failed (DR-Detach)

This procedure shows how to remove a physical interface on a system that supports DR. The procedure assumes that the following conditions already exist:

Note –

You can skip Step 2 if the test address is plumbed by using the /etc/hostname.hme0 file.

  1. On the system with the IPMP group configuration, 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.

  2. Display the test address configuration.

    # 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.

  3. Remove the physical interface.

    Refer to the following sources for a complete description of how to remove the physical interface:

    • cfgadm(1M) man page

    • Sun Enterprise 6x00, 5x00, 4x00, and 3x00 Systems Dynamic Reconfiguration User's Guide

    • Sun Enterprise 10000 DR Configuration Guide