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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

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)

Network Virtualization and Virtual Networks

Parts of the Internal Virtual Network

How Data Travels Through a Virtual Network

Who Should Implement Virtual Networks?

What Is Resource Control?

How Bandwidth Management and Flow Control Works

Allocating Resource Control and Bandwidth Management on a Network

Who Should Implement Resource Control Features

Observability Features for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

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



Observability Features for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

Network virtualization and resource control includes observability features to help you view resource usage before setting up controls such as VNICs and flows. In tandem with Oracle Solaris extended accounting, the resource control observability features allow you to accumulate systems statistics into logs. The observability features of network virtualization and resource control include:

The new flowadm command and extensions to the dladm and netstat commands implement the network virtualization observability features. You can use these commands to monitor current system usage and to gather statistical data into logs.

By analyzing the historical logs, you can determine the following:

The next chapter, Chapter 18, Planning for Network Virtualization and Resource Control, contains scenarios that show where the observability features are used for planning consolidation and resource control.