How do we know how many lan cards we have in server?

Questions by kavalikasi

Showing Answers 1 - 16 of 16 Answers


  • Aug 11th, 2006

Just Type in the following command at prompt#ifconfig -a.That shall give the LAN Cards as well as total Physical and Logical IP Addresses

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Aug 29th, 2006

If Lan cards  configured then only you can see using '#ifconfig -a 'command .If not already configured but attached to your server you can check those by using '#prtdiag'command

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Jerry Gallagher

  • Oct 3rd, 2006

I would recommend # prtdiag |grep net. It tells you where the nic is physically located as well as the interface class 1648 is bge 35 is ce, etc ...


  • Oct 4th, 2006

i have one more option, ifconfig -a will display no. of lan cards, but only after u configure ip addresses .... if u want to see the lan cards for new system .... cat /etc/path_to_instance |grep network

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Jun 15th, 2007

Use the command # ifconfig -a plumb

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Use the dladm command to find out the NIC cards present in the server ..

'dladm show-dev'
'dladm link-state'

Both this command will help you in find out the number of cards(NICs) present in your server and what are the status of each NIC card.

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Jan 14th, 2012

ifconfig -a will only show the plumbed interfaces

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Rajendra Jadhav

  • Jun 7th, 2012

We can use below commands also to check how many LAN cards:
kstat -c net | grep net
/usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag -v

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Sunil Kamba Vasu

  • Oct 29th, 2012

dladm show-dev
ifconfig -a (for configured LAN cards)

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

irfan khan silicon

  • Apr 28th, 2014

dladm show -dev

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Dec 2nd, 2014

dladm show-link might work

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Feb 18th, 2015

#dladm show -dev

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Jun 21st, 2015

grep -i net /etc/path_to_inst
dsmg |grep -i net

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Philemon I Elaigwu

  • Jul 23rd, 2017

dladm Show-link for solaris 10
ifconfig -a should show you network setup

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Give your answer:

If you think the above answer is not correct, Please select a reason and add your answer below.


Related Answered Questions


Related Open Questions