System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization

ProcedureHow to Obtain IPMP Data Address Information

Use this procedure to display data addresses and the group to which each address belongs. The displayed information also includes which address is available for use, depending on whether the address has been toggled by the ifconfig [up/down] command. You can also determine on which inbound or outbound interface an address can be used.

  1. Display the IPMP address information.

    $ ipmpstat -an
    ADDRESS         STATE    GROUP      INBOUND     OUTBOUND   up       itops0     subitops0   subitops0 subitops1   up       itops0     subitops1   subitops0 subitops1     up       acctg1     --          --     up       acctg1     --          --     up       field2     fops0       fops0 fops3     up       field2     fops3       fops0 fops3     down     field2     --          --

    Specifies the hostname or the data address, if the -n option is used in conjunction with the -a option.


    Indicates whether the address on the IPMP interface is up, and therefore usable, or down, and therefore unusable.


    Specifies the IPMP IP interface that hosts a specific data address.


    Identifies the interface that receives packets for a given address. The field information might change depending on external events. For example, if a data address is down, or if no active IP interfaces remain in the IPMP group, this field will be empty. The empty field indicates that the system is not accepting IP packets that are destined for the given address.


    Identifies the interface that sends packets that are using a given address as a source address. As with the INBOUND field, the OUTBOUND field information might also change depending on external events. An empty field indicates that the system is not sending out packets with the given source address. The field might be empty either because the address is down, or because no active IP interfaces remain in the group.