Solaris Boot Shows 'hostname: unknown' Then Reboots (Doc ID 1450131.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 26, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Systems experiencing this issue will have a reboot loop that looks similar to the following:

Note the hostname is "unknown"

Cause

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