System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization

Monitoring IPMP Interfaces

In this Solaris release, IP multipathing (IPMP) groups are represented as IPMP interfaces. The IPMP interface is treated just like any other IP interface on the IP layer. Thus, the ifconfig command can still be used to provide information about the IPMP group.

However, a new command, ipmpstat, that is more IPMP-specific has been introduced in this release. This command combined with different options can provide information about the IPMP group, the group's underlying interfaces, data addresses, test addresses, and the state of group as a whole. Thus, to obtain information about IPMP groups, use the ipmpstat command instead of ifconfig.

Specific ways of using the ipmpstat command are provided in Monitoring IPMP Information.