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Part I Introducing System Administration: IP Services

1.  Oracle Solaris TCP/IP Protocol Suite (Overview)

Part II TCP/IP Administration

2.  Planning Your TCP/IP Network (Tasks)

3.  Introducing IPv6 (Overview)

4.  Planning an IPv6 Network (Tasks)

5.  Configuring TCP/IP Network Services and IPv4 Addressing (Tasks)

6.  Administering Network Interfaces (Tasks)

7.  Configuring an IPv6 Network (Tasks)

8.  Administering a TCP/IP Network (Tasks)

9.  Troubleshooting Network Problems (Tasks)

10.  TCP/IP and IPv4 in Depth (Reference)

11.  IPv6 in Depth (Reference)


12.  About DHCP (Overview)

13.  Planning for DHCP Service (Tasks)

14.  Configuring the DHCP Service (Tasks)

15.  Administering DHCP (Tasks)

16.  Configuring and Administering the DHCP Client

17.  Troubleshooting DHCP (Reference)

18.  DHCP Commands and Files (Reference)

Part IV IP Security

19.  IP Security Architecture (Overview)

20.  Configuring IPsec (Tasks)

21.  IP Security Architecture (Reference)

22.  Internet Key Exchange (Overview)

23.  Configuring IKE (Tasks)

24.  Internet Key Exchange (Reference)

25.  IP Filter in Oracle Solaris (Overview)

26.  IP Filter (Tasks)


27.  Introducing IPMP (Overview)

Why You Should Use IPMP

Oracle Solaris IPMP Components

Multipathing Daemon, in.mpathd

IPMP Terminology and Concepts

IP Link

Physical Interface

Network Interface Card

IPMP Group

Failure Detection and Failover

Repair Detection and Failback

Target Systems

Outbound Load Spreading

Dynamic Reconfiguration

Basic Requirements of IPMP

IPMP Addressing

Data Addresses

Test Addresses

IPv4 Test Addresses

IPv6 Test Addresses

Preventing Applications From Using Test Addresses

IPMP Interface Configurations

Standby Interfaces in an IPMP Group

Common IPMP Interface Configurations

Checking the Status of an Interface

IPMP Failure Detection and Recovery Features

Link-Based Failure Detection

Probe-Based Failure Detection

Group Failures

Detecting Physical Interface Repairs

What Happens During Interface Failover

IPMP and Dynamic Reconfiguration

Attaching NICs

Detaching NICs

Reattaching NICs

NICs That Were Missing at System Boot

28.  Administering IPMP (Tasks)

Part VI IP Quality of Service (IPQoS)

29.  Introducing IPQoS (Overview)

30.  Planning for an IPQoS-Enabled Network (Tasks)

31.  Creating the IPQoS Configuration File (Tasks)

32.  Starting and Maintaining IPQoS (Tasks)

33.  Using Flow Accounting and Statistics Gathering (Tasks)

34.  IPQoS in Detail (Reference)



Chapter 27

Introducing IPMP (Overview)

IP network multipathing (IPMP) provides physical interface failure detection and transparent network access failover for a system with multiple interfaces on the same IP link. IPMP also provides load spreading of packets for systems with multiple interfaces.

This chapter contains the following information:

For IPMP configuration tasks, refer to Chapter 28, Administering IPMP (Tasks).