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Part I TCP/IP Administration

1.  Planning the Network Deployment

2.  Considerations When Using IPv6 Addresses

3.  Configuring an IPv4 Network

4.  Enabling IPv6 on the Network

5.  Administering a TCP/IP Network

6.  Configuring IP Tunnels

7.  Troubleshooting Network Problems

8.  IPv4 Reference

9.  IPv6 Reference


10.  About DHCP (Overview)

11.  Administering the ISC DHCP Service

12.  Configuring and Administering the DHCP Client

13.  DHCP Commands and Files (Reference)

Part III IP Security

14.  IP Security Architecture (Overview)

15.  Configuring IPsec (Tasks)

16.  IP Security Architecture (Reference)

17.  Internet Key Exchange (Overview)

18.  Configuring IKE (Tasks)

19.  Internet Key Exchange (Reference)

20.  IP Filter in Oracle Solaris (Overview)

21.  IP Filter (Tasks)

Part IV Networking Performance

22.  Integrated Load Balancer Overview

23.  Configuration of Integrated Load Balancer (Tasks)

24.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

VRRP Terminology

VRRP Architectural Overview

VRRP Router

VRRP Processes

VRRP Limitations

Exclusive-IP Zone Support

Inter-operations With Other Network Features

25.  VRRP Configuration (Tasks)

26.  Implementing Congestion Control

Part V IP Quality of Service (IPQoS)

27.  Introducing IPQoS (Overview)

28.  Planning for an IPQoS-Enabled Network (Tasks)

29.  Creating the IPQoS Configuration File (Tasks)

30.  Starting and Maintaining IPQoS (Tasks)

31.  Using Flow Accounting and Statistics Gathering (Tasks)

32.  IPQoS in Detail (Reference)



VRRP Terminology

This section describes some terms that are useful to know when you implement VRRP on your systems.

backup router

A VRRP instance for a VRID that is active but not in the master state. Any number of backups can exist for a VRID. A backup router is ready to assume the role of the master router if the current master router fails.

master router

A VRRP instance that performs the routing function for the virtual router at a given time. Only one master router is active at a time for a given VRID.

virtual IP address

An IP address associated with a VRID from which other hosts can use to obtain network service. The VRIP is managed by the VRRP instances belonging to a VRID.

virtual MAC address

A predefined MAC address used by VRRP instances while executing in a media, such as Ethernet that uses MAC addressing. A virtual MAC addresses isolates the operation of the virtual router from the real router providing the routing function and is used instead of the real MAC address. A virtual MAC address is derived from the VRID.

virtual router ID (VRID)

A unique number used to identify a virtual router. VRIDs must be unique on a given network segment.


A pseudo network interface that is configured on top of a system's physical network adapter, also called a network interface card (NIC). A physical interface can have more than one VNIC. VNICs are essential components of network virtualization. For more information, see Part III, Network Virtualization and Resource Management, in Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization.

VRRP instance

A program running on a router by using the VRRP implementation. A single VRRP instance can provide VRRP capability for more than one virtual router.

VRRP router

A single router image created by the operation of one or more routers that use VRRP.