Locate an Unknown NIC Device Name in Solaris 9

If you install a NIC in a Solaris SPARC box, at least on Solaris 9, and you don’t know the device name, the following will help:

prtconf -pv | more

look for
device_type:  'network'

Near the network device you’ll see model and name, similar to this:

model:  'SUNW,pci-qfe'
name:  'SUNW,qfe'

In this case your device is a qfe card.  You can get it up and running with
ifconfig qfe0 plumb

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