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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)

Overview of NWAM Configuration

What Are Network Profiles?

Description of an NCP

Description of an NCU

Description of the Automatic and User-Defined NCPs

Description of a Location Profile

Description of an ENM

About Known WLANs

NWAM Configuration Data

NCU Property Values

Property Values of System-Defined Locations

How NWAM Profiles Are Activated

NCP Activation Policy

Example of an NCP Policy

NCU Activation Properties

Location Activation Selection Criteria

Configuring Profiles by Using the netcfg Command

netcfg Interactive Mode

netcfg Command-Line Mode

netcfg Command-File Mode

netcfg Supported Subcommands

Administering Profiles by Using the netadm Command

Overview of the NWAM Daemons

Description of the NWAM Policy Engine Daemon (nwamd)

Description of the NWAM Repository Daemon (netcfgd)

SMF Network Services

Overview of NWAM Security

Authorizations and Profiles That Are Related to NWAM

Authorizations That Are Required to Use the NWAM User Interfaces

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)

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



Overview of the NWAM Daemons

There are two daemons that are used by NWAM: the nwamd daemon and the netcfgd daemon. The policy engine daemon, nwamd, controls network autoconfiguration by functioning in multiple roles. The repository daemon, netcfgd, controls access to the network configuration repository.

Description of the NWAM Policy Engine Daemon (nwamd)

The nwamd daemon controls network autoconfiguration by assuming the following roles:

Description of the NWAM Repository Daemon (netcfgd)

The profile daemon, netcfgd, controls and manages access to a network configuration repository. The daemon is started automatically by the svc:/network/netcfg:default SMF service. The daemon ensures that any application that is attempting to read information from or write information to the repository has the following authorizations:

For more information about authorizations, see the auth_attr(4) man page. For more information about security profiles, see the prof_attr(4) man page.

For more information about the netcfgd daemon, see the netcfgd(1M) man page.