Network Administration Commands Fail With "operation failed: insufficient memory"

(Doc ID 2060555.1)

Last updated on MAY 09, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.2 to 11.2 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Network administration related commands like dladm, ipadm and/or ifconfig fail with "insufficient memory" .

E.g. similar to:

When customer checks, there is free memory, but still the command fails.



The system was under memory pressure previously.


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