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Analyzing Problems with Sun Systems Network Interfaces Showing "FAILED" in ifconfig -a Output (Doc ID 1020233.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 08, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 10/00 U2 to 10 9/10 U9 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms

Purpose

This document will provide information and steps to take to troubleshoot and correct a "FAILED" interface in an IP network multipathing group.




Available Documentation: If you need assistance on problems related to IPMP configuration, please refer to: Analyzing problems when trying to configure IP Multipathing (IPMP) <Document 1020085.1>

If you need assistance on problems related to IPMP error messages:
Analyzing errors for IP Multipathing (IPMP) configurations <Document 1020155.1>

If you need assistance on problems related to interfaces in an IPMP group not failing over, please refer to:
Analyzing problems when a network interface does not fail over/fail back in a IPMP configuration <Document 1019110.1>

Available Documentation:

in.mpathd(1M) Explanations of all the error messages issued by mpathd can be found in the "DIAGNOSTICS" section of in.mpathd(1M)

The official Oracle Solaris IP Multipathing documentation is found on http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

As of this writing, the most current documentation relating to using IPMP is:

System Administration Guide: IP Services

Other related information (man pages):

dladm(1M)
ifconfig(1M)
kstat(1M)
ndd(1M)
netstat(1M)
ps(1M)
grep(1)
snoop(1m)
tail(1)
pgrep,pkill(1)

Troubleshooting Steps

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