IPv6 addresses are not set on OSA Ethernet interface
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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries Service Pack 3
Modify/etc/sysconfig/hardware/hwcfg-qeth-bus-ccw-CCW, with CCW being the CCW address of the interface which needs having the IPv6 address assigned (for example0.0.0700), as follows:
- Remove the line
- Add the lines
Afterwards reboot the Linux system to activate the change.
The qeth_mod kernel module, which is the device driver for the OSA Ethernet interfaces, needs the ipv6 kernel module to be loaded already, otherwise it won't register IPv6 addresses with the interface card.
To set up a qeth device manually, the ipv6 driver needs
to be loaded before loading qeth_mod. Should qeth driver
have been loaded due to some other ccw group configuration file
already, the hwcfg file for that ccw group should be
modified as outlined above and the Linux system rebooted.
The next service pack of SLES9 may take this into account and change the order of start scripts to have this being guaranteed.
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- Document ID:3164782
- Creation Date:20-FEB-07
- Modified Date:27-APR-12
- SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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