Add the host name of the NIS server and its IP address to the /etc/hosts file.
Verify that the NIS domain name is set.
# domainname example.com
Prompt for the NIS server host name.
# /usr/sbin/ypinit -c Server name: Type the NIS server host name
Restart the NIS services by performing one of the following steps:
For the services to persist across reboots, run the svcadm command.
# svcadm enable svc:/network/nis/client:default
For the services to persist until reboot only, run the ypstop and ypstart commands.
# /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypstop # /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypstart