Solaris 11.2 -- Physical Interface No Longer Reporting Statistics (dlstat, Kstat, Etc...) (Doc ID 1940587.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 11.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On Solaris 11.2,the dlstat command or kstat don't show any output for a NIC while the same commands can show statistics on other interfaces.
EXAMPLE:
 

solaris11.2:root # dladm | grep net4
net4 phys 8972 up --
 
solaris11.2:root # ifconfig net4
net4: flags=100001000843 mtu 8972 index 3
  inet xx.xx.xx.xx netmask ffffff00 broadcast xx.xx.xx.255

solaris11.2:root # dladm show-phys net4
LINK MEDIA STATE SPEED DUPLEX DEVICE
net4 Ethernet up 10000 full ixgbe2

solaris11.2:root # dladm show-phys net4
LINK MEDIA STATE SPEED DUPLEX DEVICE
net4 Ethernet up 10000 full ixgbe2

solaris11.2:root # dlstat -i 1 net4

solaris11.2:root # dlstat -i 1 net2
  LINK IPKTS RBYTES OPKTS OBYTES
  net2 0 0 0 0
  net2 0 0 0 0
 
solaris11.2:root # dlstat -i 1 ixgbe2
dlstat: link ixgbe2 is not valid: object not found

solaris11.2:root # kstat -p net4

solaris11.2:root # kstat -p ixgbe2 | head
ixgbe2:0:link:bcstrcvbytes 0
ixgbe2:0:link:bcstxmtbytes 0
ixgbe2:0:link:blockcnt 0
ixgbe2:0:link:brdcstrcv 0
ixgbe2:0:link:brdcstxmt 0
ixgbe2:0:link:class net
ixgbe2:0:link:crtime 8669452.93850523
ixgbe2:0:link:dhcpdropped 0
ixgbe2:0:link:dhcpspoofed 0
ixgbe2:0:link:idropbytes 0

solaris11.2:root # kstat -p net2 | head
net2:0:link:bcstrcvbytes 0
net2:0:link:bcstxmtbytes 0
net2:0:link:blockcnt 0
net2:0:link:b

Cause

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