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

Geoff Nordli geoffn at gnaa.net
Mon Oct 31 18:01:36 GMT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Ramshankar
<ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com> wrote:
> Ah, I'm afraid 151a is too old for the vboxbow driver. We require at least
> 159 or higher as they contain interfaces that the VirtualBox driver uses.
> So I'm afraid if you're using 151a you're stuck with having to manually
> create VNICs this way. In any case, why doesn't just using the physical
> interface directly work? Why do you need a VNIC? What happens when you
> assign the physical interface to the VM directly instead of your created
> Regards,
> Ram.

Thanks Ram.

I tried using the physical interface and that works, but you lose all
of the fancy crossbow functionality.

Are those interfaces open so they can get ported to the OI/Illumos?


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