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Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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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

Configuration of Datalinks (Tasks)

The dladm Command

How to Rename a Datalink

How to Display Information About Physical Attributes of Datalinks

How to Display Datalink Information

How to Delete a Datalink

Setting Datalink Properties

Overview of Datalink Properties

Setting Datalink Properties With the dladm Command

How to Enable Support for Jumbo Frames

How to Change Link Speed Parameters

How to Obtain Status Information About Datalink Properties

How to Set the e1000g Driver to Use Direct Memory Access Binding

How to Manually Set the Interrupt Rate

Additional Configuration Tasks on Datalinks

How to Replace a Network Interface Card With Dynamic Reconfiguration

Configuring STREAMS Modules on Datalinks

How to Set STREAMS Modules on Datalinks

How to Obtain autopush Link Property Settings

How to Remove autopush Link Property Settings

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



Configuration of Datalinks (Tasks)

The following tables list the different datalink configuration tasks that you can perform by using the dladm command. The tables also links you to the step-by-step procedures to complete the tasks.

Table 8-1 Performing Basic Datalink Configuration (Task Map)

For Instructions
Rename a datalink.
Customizes a datalink name instead of using the hardware–based name.
Display physical attributes of a datalink.
Lists physical information that underly a datalink, including type of media, associated device instance, and other information.
Display state of datalinks.
Lists information about the status of datalinks.
Remove a datalink.
Removes a link configuration that is associated with a NIC no longer in use.

Table 8-2 Setting Datalink Properties (Task Map)

For Instructions
Modify the MTU size.
Increases the MTU size of packet transmission to handle Jumbo frames.
Modify the link speed.
Switches off higher link speed and advertises only the lower link speed to allow communications with an older system.
Display information about link properties.
Lists link properties and their current configuration; lists Ethernet parameter settings.
Configure the driver to use DMA binding.
Sets threshold that causes the driver to switch between DMA binding and bcopy function during transmission.
Set interrupt rates.
Manually defines rates at which interrupts are delivered by the driver instead of the rate being defined automatically.
Replace a network interface card (NIC).
Changes a NIC in a system during dynamic reconfiguration (DR).
Set per-link autopush properties.
Configure STREAMS module to be pushed on top of a datalink.