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1.  Overview of the Networking Stack

Network Configuration in This Oracle Solaris Release

The Network Stack in Oracle Solaris

Network Devices and Datalink Names

Administration of Other Link Types

Part I Network Auto-Magic

2.  Introduction to NWAM

3.  NWAM Configuration and Administration (Overview)

4.  NWAM Profile Configuration (Tasks)

5.  NWAM Profile Administration (Tasks)

6.  About the NWAM Graphical User Interface

Introduction to the NWAM Graphical User Interface

Accessing the NWAM GUI From the Desktop

Differences Between the NWAM CLI and the NWAM GUI

Functional Components of the NWAM GUI

Interacting With NWAM From the Desktop

Checking the Status of Your Network Connection

How to Show Details About an Enabled Network Connection

Controlling Network Connections From the Desktop

Joining and Managing Favorite Wireless Networks

How to Join a Wireless Network

Managing Favorite Networks

Managing Network Profiles

About the Network Preferences Dialog

Viewing Information About Network Profiles

Switching From One Network Profile to Another Network Profile

Adding or Removing a Network Profile

Editing Network Profiles

How to Open the Network Profile Dialog

Working With Priority Groups

Creating and Managing Locations

How to Change a Location's Activation Mode

How to Switch From One Location to Another Location

Editing Locations

About External Network Modifiers

About the Network Modifiers Dialog

How to Add a Command-Line ENM

Part II Datalink and Interface Configuration

7.  Using Datalink and Interface Configuration Commands on Profiles

8.  Datalink Configuration and Administration

9.  Configuring an IP Interface

10.  Configuring Wireless Interface Communications on Oracle Solaris

11.  Administering Bridges

12.  Administering Link Aggregations

13.  Administering VLANs

14.  Introducing IPMP

15.  Administering IPMP

16.  Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

Part III Network Virtualization and Resource Management

17.  Introducing Network Virtualization and Resource Control (Overview)

18.  Planning for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

19.  Configuring Virtual Networks (Tasks)

20.  Using Link Protection in Virtualized Environments

21.  Managing Network Resources

22.  Monitoring Network Traffic and Resource Usage



Functional Components of the NWAM GUI

The NWAM GUI includes several functional components that are used to accomplish virtually the same tasks that you can perform by using the CLI. Table 6-1 describes each of these components. Note that some dialogs can be accessed or opened several different ways. Also, some dialogs display different information, depending on how the dialog was accessed. Specific information about these differences are noted in the related sections throughout this chapter and explained in detail in the online help.

Table 6-1 NWAM GUI Primary Components

How to Access
Network Status notification icon
Method for viewing the status of your network and interacting with NWAM from the desktop. The icon also contains a contextual menu that can be accessed to create and manage network configuration by using the GUI.
  • By viewing the icon, which is displayed on the desktop panel's notification area at all times.
  • By hovering your mouse over the icon to display a tool tip that provides information about your current network status.

  • By clicking the icon, which displays the Network Preferences dialog.

  • By right-clicking the icon, which opens it contextual menu.

Network Preferences dialog
Method for activating and managing the two primary network profile types, the system-defined Automatic profile and multiple user-defined network profiles. The Automatic and user-defined network profiles manage network configuration for individual network interfaces.

This dialog is also used to configure IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for individual network interfaces and to manage favorite wireless networks.

  • By clicking the Network Status notification icon on the desktop.
  • By selecting System -> Administration -> Network from the Main Menu bar on the desktop panel.

  • By selecting Network Preferences from the Network Status notification's icon menu.

Network Locations dialog
Method for creating, activating, and managing the properties of system-defined and user-defined Location profiles. Locations specify certain elements of a network configuration, for example a naming service and firewall settings, that are applied together when required.
  • By choosing Network Locations from the Network Status notification icon's right-click menu.
  • Or, from the Connection Status view of the Network Preferences dialog, click the Locations button.

Join Wireless Network dialog
Method for joining wireless networks and managing a list of favorite networks.

Note - This dialog opens automatically if you attempt to add a wireless network and more information about that network is required.

  • By selecting the Join Unlisted Wireless Network option in the notification icon's right-click menu.
  • By clicking the Join Unlisted button in the Wireless Chooser dialog.

  • By clicking a notification message that says, “No wireless networks found. Click this message to join an unlisted wireless network."

Wireless Chooser dialog
Method for choosing and connecting to a wireless network.
By clicking a notification message that says, “interface disconnected from ESSID. Click this message to view other available networks.”

Note - This dialog opens automatically whenever you have a choice of available wireless networks to join.

Network Modifiers dialog
Method for adding external network modifier applications that are capable of creating or modifying network configuration.
  • By clicking the Modifiers button in the Connection Status view of the Network Preferences dialog.
  • By right-clicking the Network Status notification icon, then selecting the Network Modifier Preferences menu item.