SPARC S7-2, SPARC S7-2L and Netra SPARC S7-2, onboard network interfaces not visible in Solaris after installation (Doc ID 2203840.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2017

Applies to:

Netra SPARC S7-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC S7-2L - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC S7-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After installation of Oracle Solaris 11.3 image on Sparc S7-2, Sparc S7-2L or Netra Sparc S7-2 Servers the onboard Network interfaces are not visible (configured) in Solaris.

- no faults have been reported and the interfaces are visible in OBP:

{0} ok show-nets
a) /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network@0,3
b) /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network@0,2
c) /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network@0,1
d) /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network@0

 

- in OS, no entries for the devices exist in /etc/path_to_inst

- prtdiag shows the network interface devices, but they are not configured:

===================== IO Devices =====================
Slot + Bus Name + Model Max Speed Cur Speed
Status Type Path /Width /Width
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

/SYS/MB/PCIE_SWITCH0 PCIE network 8.0GT/x8 8.0GT/x8
/pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network

/SYS/MB/PCIE_SWITCH0 PCIE network 8.0GT/x8 8.0GT/x8
/pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network

/SYS/MB/PCIE_SWITCH0 PCIE network 8.0GT/x8 8.0GT/x8
/pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network

/SYS/MB/PCIE_SWITCH0 PCIE network 8.0GT/x8 8.0GT/x8
/pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/network

Cause

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