Solaris / ESX - Networking Issues
Networking connectivity Issue / Dropping packets
Ok, so I finally installed Solaris 10 32bit, but then found that the network interface keep dropping packets (??)
To fix this I installed VMware tools which installs a new vmxnet driver but as a result this also renames your interface to vmxnet0.
Installing VMware tools has affected your machine being able to plumb pcn0
Due to this when you reboot your get networking errors and also the system telling you it
cannot plumb pcn0
In order to resolve this you will need to rename the interface which you can do via the following command (in this example the interface i am changing is pcn0),
mv /etc/hostname.pcn0 /etc/hostname.vmxnet0 ; perl -pi -e 's/pcn0/vmxnet0/g' /etc/hosts
Once complete run the ifconfig commands to plumb the device (vmxnet0) and also bring the interface up.