System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones

ProcedureSolaris 10 8/07: How to Use IP Network Multipathing in Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones

IP Network Multipathing (IPMP) in an exclusive-IP zone is configured as it is in the global zone.

You can configure one or more physical interfaces into an IP multipathing group, or IPMP group. After configuring IPMP, the system automatically monitors the interfaces in the IPMP group for failure. If an interface in the group fails or is removed for maintenance, IPMP automatically migrates, or fails over, the failed interface's IP addresses. The recipient of these addresses is a functioning interface in the failed interface's IPMP group. The failover feature of IPMP preserves connectivity and prevents disruption of any existing connections. Additionally, IPMP improves overall network performance by automatically spreading out network traffic across the set of interfaces in the IPMP group. This process is called load spreading.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.

    To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Configure IPMP groups as described in Configuring IPMP Groups in System Administration Guide: IP Services.