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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

Part II Datalink and Interface Configuration

7.  Using Datalink and Interface Configuration Commands on Profiles

Highlights of Profile-Based Network Configuration

Profiles and Configuration Tools

How to Determine the Network Management Mode

Next Steps

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



Highlights of Profile-Based Network Configuration

In this Oracle Solaris release, network configuration is based on profiles. A system's network configuration setup is managed by a specific network configuration profile (NCP) and a corresponding location profile. For a more detailed explanation of NCPs, location profiles and other profile types, their properties, and the commands that you use to manipulate and monitor profiles, see Part I, Network Auto-Magic.

Note - For network configuration, the principal profile types are NCPs, location profiles, external network modifiers (ENMs), and wireless local area networks (WLANs). Of these types, the main profile is the NCP. Throughout this documentation, unless specified otherwise, the term profile refers to the NCP.

The highlights of profile-based network configuration follow:

Note - On a system that has been upgraded from the Oracle Solaris 11 11 Express release, the operational network configuration prior to the upgrade becomes the active profile after the upgrade. If the previous configuration was created by the dladm and ipadm commands, that configuration constitutes the profile DefaultFixed, which becomes active in the system. Otherwise, the configuration becomes the profile Automatic that manages the system's network configuration.