How to recover from a missing Ethernet interface device

(Doc ID 2168938.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Provide an overview on missing Ethernet Interfaces (e.g. ixgbe, igb, e1000g, e1000g, nxge). This document is not related to virtualized interfaces.

A missing Etherent interface device is usually observed when the interface can not be plumbed at boot or the driver instance can not get attached.
E.g. in /var/adm/messages we see

bge0, bge1: ethernet driver and instance


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