Create a Virtual Interface in Solaris

Virtual interfaces allow a single ethernet interface to listen on additional IP addresses.


Given an ethernet interface hme0 (use ifconfig -a to identify the names of your interfaces), you can create a subinterface called hme0:1 with the following command:

ifconfig hme0:1 plumb

You can set the IP address of the interface to 192.168.1.15 and turn on the interface with the following command:

ifconfig hme0:1 192.168.1.15 up

Unless you do some additional nonstandard things in your network, all of the subinterfaces on a physical interface need to be in the same subnet.

To make the virtual interface persist following a reboot, you can add the ip address or hostame from /etc/hosts in the file /etc/hostname.hme0:1

 

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6 Responses to “Create a Virtual Interface in Solaris”

  1. November 21, 2010 at 9:21 am, Real_lmd said:

    man ifconfig

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  2. May 30, 2011 at 10:57 am, Yatenderyadav489 said:

    can you please tell me how can we plumb virtual ip permanently

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  3. August 08, 2011 at 1:34 pm, Starboarder2001 said:

    try, echo 192.168.1.15 > /etc/hostname.hme0:1

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  4. August 08, 2011 at 1:34 pm, Starboarder2001 said:

    try, echo 192.168.1.15 > /etc/hostname.hme0:1

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  5. October 06, 2011 at 3:08 am, yatender said:

    please tell me how can we assign cpu and memory and disk in non global zone

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  6. February 18, 2012 at 7:36 am, oasisxtacy said:

    This DOES NOT WORK if you are using IPMP the server will stop responing. if using IPMP.
    try…

    ifconfig nxge0:2 plumb
    ifconfig nxge0 addif (ip address) netmask + broadcast + failover up

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