[virt-tools-list] Running Solaris 10 (x86) as guest network issue

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Wed Sep 9 11:43:21 UTC 2015

On 09/09/2015 04:48 AM, jan.public at famvlug.nl wrote:
> Hello all,
> Did anyone manage to get a Solaris 10 guest with network working with
> virt-manager?
> Oracle Solaris 10 download available at:
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris10/downloads/index.html
> I managed to install Solaris 10, but still have network issues. When I
> ping the Solaris 10 guest when it is started from the host, I do get some
> replies, but at the moment that the guest enters into graphical mode, no
> replies are received any more.
> There are some hints that I should disable x2apic. I tried to do so
> without success. I'm not sure whether I did this in the correct way using
> virt-manager. Detailed instructions are welcome.
> Special setup notes: I had to select Cirrus for display hardware because
> other display hardware had issues.
> For network hardware: e1000 and rtl8139 are both recognized during
> installation, but not working well.
> During boot of the Solaris 10 guest I several times this warning is
> displayed:
> No SOF interrupts have been received, this USB UHCI host controller is
> unusable.
> This is a list of related issues that found:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/638955
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/1395217
> http://forum.proxmox.com/threads/threads/15850-Solaris-10-Guest-no-network-traffic-after-upgrade-to-proxmox-3-1
> http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Solaris_Guests
> http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2013-February/012319.html
> I'm using Fedora 22 with these software versions:
> virt-manager:  1.2.1
> qemu: 2.3.1
> If you have any hints, suggestions, experience or even detailed
> instruction related to solving this issue, could you please let me know?

I personally haven't tried. My guess is it's just qemu emulation issues that
upset solaris. Your best bet is to try mailing qemu-devel, maybe someone there
has a working config

- Cole

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