[vbox-dev] configuring NIC adapters for openindiana/solaris

Ramshankar ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Mon Oct 31 16:47:53 GMT 2011

Which version of VirtualBox are you using and on which host OS?

If you have vboxbow (modinfo | grep vboxbow) loaded then you need not 
manually create VNICs. Simply bridging to a physical link is sufficient 
(the vnic creation, MAC address updates etc. are all done internally).


On 10/31/11 05:16 PM, Geoff Nordli wrote:
> The only way I seem to be able to get it to work is to create the vnic
> first, then attach that vnic to the vm and then copy the MAC address
> from the vnic into the nic (since they need to be the same).
> I looked at using the vboxnic_template0 as a template, but that
> doesn't seem to work.
> Any pointers on how people are managing their NIC interfaces with
> Solaris/OpenIndiana?
> thanks,
> Geoff
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