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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

Overview of LLDP in Oracle Solaris

Components of an LLDP Implementation

Functions of the LLDP Agent

Configuring How the LLDP Agent Operates

How to Enable LLDP

Configuring What Information To Advertise

How to Specify TLV Units for LLDP Packets

Managing TLV Units

How to Define Global TLV Values

Data Center Bridging

How to Set Per-Agent TLV Values

Monitoring LLDP Agents

How to Display Advertisements

How to Display LLDP Statistics

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 LLDP in Oracle Solaris

LLDP is used to advertise information throughout a local network for purposes of topology discovery. With this protocol, a system can advertise connectivity and management information to other systems on the network. This information can include system capabilities, management addresses, and other relevant information. This protocol also enables that same system to receive similar information about other the systems that are on the same local network.

In Oracle Solaris, support for LLDP also includes Data Center Bridging (DCB) for exchanging configuration information about DCB features such as priority-based flow control (PFC) and the Application TLV.

With LLDP, the system administrator can easily detect faulty system configurations particularly in complex networks that include virtual local area networks (VLANs), link aggregations, and other link types.