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Ensuring that the network interface is ready

Before you create a vFiler unit, you must ensure that the network interface is ready.

Steps

  1. If the IP address for the vFiler unit is a base IP address for an interface, enter the following command to change the state of the interface for the IP address to down:
    ifconfig interface down

    Example

    The following command changes the state of the e0 interface to down.

    ifconfig e0 down

  2. If the IP address for the vFiler unit is an IP alias for an interface, enter the following command to remove the alias:
    ifconfig interface -alias address

    Example

    The following command removes the IP alias from the e0 interface:

    ifconfig e0 -alias 123.123.123.123

  3. If the IP alias is currently assigned to an interface, enter the following command to remove the alias:
    ifconfig interface -alias address

    If the IP alias is currently unassigned, the network interface is ready.

  4. If the base IP address for the vFiler unit is assigned to an interface in the up state, enter the following command to change the state of the interface to down:
    ifconfig interface down

    If the base IP address for the vFiler unit is assigned to an interface in the down state, the network interface is ready.