Solaris SAN Configuration and Multipathing Guide

ProcedureTo Start a Network Interface Manually

Use this procedure when you want to plumb IPFC with specific netmask values and get the IPFC interface up and running.

  1. Use the ifconfig command with the appropriate interface.

    Ask your network administrator for an appropriate IP address and netmask information. For example, to enable an IPFC interface associated with fp instance 0 and an IP address of, type:

    # touch /etc/notrouter
    # ifconfig fcip0 inet netmask up

    The ifconfig command is described in more detail in the ifconfig(1M) man page.

  2. Use the command ifconfig -a to verify that the network is functioning.

    The output of ifconfig -a should look like this:

    lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
    inet netmask ff000000
    fcip0: flags=1001843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,MULTI_BCAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
    inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast ether 0:e0:8b:1:3c:f7
    hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
    inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
    ether 8:0:20:fc:e9:49