Ticket #7296 (closed defect: worksforme)
VirtualBox 3.2.8 networking broken on OpenSolaris
|Reported by:||evanr||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.2.8||Keywords:||VBox Client Networking|
I did a fresh install of VBox 3.2.8 on an OpenSolaris host running on a Toshibs A660 laptop. The results of the command "ifconfig -a" did not show a vboxnet and all VBoxs VMs I created did not have network access. I then checked another Toshiba laptop running VirtualBox version 3.6.2 and found that an "ifconfig -a" did list an entry for the "vboxnet" and that all the VBox VMs on that system did have network access. Finally I removed VirtualBox 3.8.2 from the non-networked host system, installed VirtualBox 3.6.2 and removed the 3.8.2 client and installed the 3.6.2 client -- all then functioning perfectly. The upshot is that I think there may be something wrong with the 3.8.2 host components (since the vboxnet does not show up via ifconfig") that is preventing the client components from working.
I've got screen-shots from the output of pkginfo and ifconfig for both the 3.8.2 and 3.6.2 versions of the software. With a little prodding I could probably be induced into running truss and/or Dtrace in both scenarios.
As I mentioned before, this was on a Toshiba A660 notebook.
Best wishes -- keep growing OpenSolaris and the regular Solaris as well!