Can't See Nxge 10G Card On T4-1 even though it is physically there and prtdiag shows it (Doc ID 1671401.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
nxge cards on T4-1 machine are not being recognized by system on boot even though it is physically present in /etc/path_to_inst file and prtdiag shows as below:
prtdiag porsion for these adapters is:

/SYS/MB/CMP0/NIU_CORE NIUMX network-SUNW,niusl-kt --
/niu@480/network
/SYS/MB/CMP0/NIU_CORE NIUMX network-SUNW,niusl-kt --
/niu@480/network

/etc/path_to_inst:

"/niu@480" 0 "niumx"
"/niu@480/network@0" 0 "nxge"
"/niu@480/network@1" 1 "nxge"

So, physically, cards are present, but prtconf output shows:

niu, instance #0
network (driver not attached)
network (driver not attached)

Goal

 Operating system should recognize the devices and one should be able to plumb them and use them.

Solution

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