Unable to create zone in ldom on Solaris 11.0 (Doc ID 1543758.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 11 to 11 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

During booting process of non-global zone on Solaris 11.0 that has been created on top of ldom, a zone generates an error like "vnic creation over net0 failed: operation failed".

The same can be observed from ldom level while trying to create a vnic on top of ldom's vnic or vsw:

root@ldom:~# dladm show-phys
LINK MEDIA STATE SPEED DUPLEX DEVICE
net0 Ethernet up 0 unknown vnet0
net1 Ethernet unknown 0 unknown vnet1

root@ldom:~# dladm create-vnic -l net1 vnic1
dladm: vnic creation over net1 failed: operation failed

root@ldom:~# dladm create-vnic -l net0 vnic1
dladm: vnic creation over net0 failed: operation failed

Cause

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