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Oracle® Rack Cabinet 1242 Power Distribution Units User's Guide

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Updated: March 2018

Configure an Oracle Solaris System for a Point-to-Point Connection

  1. As superuser, use the dladm command to find an unused Ethernet interface.

    In the following example, the dladm command lists two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (ce0 and ce1) and the ifconfig command shows that only the ce0 interface is being used. Refer to the dladm(1M) and ifconfig(1M) man pages for more information.

    # dladm show-link
    ce0             type: legacy    mtu: 1500       device: ce0
    ce1             type: legacy    mtu: 1500       device: ce1
    # ifconfig -a
     lo0: flags=2001000849 <UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
    inet netmask ff000000
     ce0: flags=1000843 <UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
     inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
     ether 0:3:ba:7:84:5e
  2. Use the ifconfig command to plumb the unused network interface.
    # ifconfig interface plumb up

    Replace interface with the network interface device (for example, ce0, hme0, qfe1, and so on). For example, to plumb an unused ce1 interface, type:

    #ifconfig ce1 plumb up
  3. Use the ifconfig command to assign an IPv4 address and netmask to the interface.

    # ifconfig interface IPv4-address netmask + netmaskbroadcast broadcastup


    • interface with the network interface device
    • IPv4-address with an address between and
    • netmask with
    • broadcast with

      Note -  These IP addresses are examples. Use the address ranges provided by your network administrator.

      For example:

      # ifconfig ce1 netmask + broadcast up

      Note -  Network interfaces explicitly configured using the ifconfig command do not persist across system reboots. If you prefer, refer to the Oracle Solaris documentation for information about setting a static IP address permanently.
  4. Connect the PDU to the network.

    See Connect an Original PDU to a Static IP Address Network.