Plumbing Network interface card on the system for eg. ifconfig nxge4 plumb gives error: ifconfig: SIOCSLIFNAME for ip: nxge4: Device busy (Doc ID 1563361.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 When you try to plumb an interface, it says device busy.

For eg:

# ifconfig nxge4 plumb
ifconfig: SIOCSLIFNAME for ip: nxge4: Device busy


Cause

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