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Managing Oracle Solaris 11.1 Network Performance     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Network Performance Management

2.  Using Link Aggregations

3.  Working With VLANs

4.  Administering Bridged Networks (Tasks)

5.  Introduction to IPMP

IPMP in Oracle Solaris

Benefits of Using IPMP

Rules for Using IPMP

IPMP Components

Types of IPMP Interface Configurations

How IPMP Works

IPMP Addressing

Data Addresses

Test Addresses

Failure Detection in IPMP

Probe-Based Failure Detection

Probe-Based Failure Detection Using Test Addresses

Probe-Based Failure Detection Without Using Test Addresses

Group Failure

Link-Based Failure Detection

Failure Detection and the Anonymous Group Feature

Detecting Physical Interface Repairs


IPMP and Dynamic Reconfiguration

6.  Administering IPMP (Tasks)

7.  Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

8.  Working With Data Center Bridging Features in Oracle Solaris

9.  Edge Virtual Bridging in Oracle Solaris

10.  Integrated Load Balancer (Overview)

11.  Configuring Integrated Load Balancer

12.  Managing Integrated Load Balancer

13.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

A.  Link Aggregation Types: Feature Comparison

B.  Link Aggregations and IPMP: Feature Comparison


Chapter 5

Introduction to IPMP

IP network multipathing (IPMP) is a Layer 3 technology that enables you to group multiple IP interfaces into a single logical interface. With features such as failure detection, transparent access failover, and packet load spreading, IPMP improves network performance by ensuring that the network is always available to the system.

This chapter covers the following topics:

Note - Throughout the description of IPMP in this chapter and in Chapter 6, Administering IPMP (Tasks), all references to the term interface specifically mean IP interface. Unless a qualification explicitly indicates a different use of the term, such as a network interface card (NIC), the term always refers to the interface that is configured on the IP layer.