Understanding which network interface will be used for a network boot on Sun SPARC(R) systems (Doc ID 1005605.1)

Last updated on MAY 23, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Fire E25K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Enterprise 10000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire 12K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire 15K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire E20K Server - Version All Versions and later
All Platforms

Goal

When network booting a SPARC(R) system, it's important to know which interface will be used for the boot.

This document seeks to address answering not only which port will be used, but how to determine which ports are available for use and the ethernet (MAC address) associated with these interfaces.

This document is part of resolution path described into 1012870.1: Troubleshooting Common JumpStart[TM] Problems: "Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet"

Solution

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