JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
System Administration Guide: IP Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


Part I TCP/IP Administration

1.  Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme (Tasks)

2.  Planning an IPv6 Addressing Scheme (Overview)

3.  Planning an IPv6 Network (Tasks)

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

5.  Enabling IPv6 on a Network (Tasks)

6.  Administering a TCP/IP Network (Tasks)

7.  Configuring IP Tunnels

8.  Troubleshooting Network Problems (Tasks)

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

10.  IPv6 in Depth (Reference)


11.  About DHCP (Overview)

12.  Planning for DHCP Service (Tasks)

13.  Configuring the DHCP Service (Tasks)

14.  Administering DHCP (Tasks)

15.  Configuring and Administering the DHCP Client

16.  Troubleshooting DHCP (Reference)

17.  DHCP Commands and Files (Reference)

Part III IP Security

18.  IP Security Architecture (Overview)

19.  Configuring IPsec (Tasks)

20.  IP Security Architecture (Reference)

21.  Internet Key Exchange (Overview)

22.  Configuring IKE (Tasks)

23.  Internet Key Exchange (Reference)

24.  IP Filter in Oracle Solaris (Overview)

25.   IP Filter (Tasks)

Part IV Networking Performance

26.  Integrated Load Balancer Overview

27.  Configuration of Integrated Load Balancer Tasks

28.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

VRRP Terminology

VRRP Architectural Overview

VRRP Router

VRRP Processes

VRRP Limitations

Exclusive-IP Zone Support

Inter-operations With Other Network Features

29.  VRRP Configuration (Tasks)

30.  Implementing Congestion Control

Part V IP Quality of Service (IPQoS)

31.  Introducing IPQoS (Overview)

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

33.  Creating the IPQoS Configuration File (Tasks)

34.  Starting and Maintaining IPQoS (Tasks)

35.  Using Flow Accounting and Statistics Gathering (Tasks)

36.  IPQoS in Detail (Reference)



VRRP Terminology

This section describes some terms that are useful to know when you implement VRRP on your systems.

backup router

A VRRP instance for a VRID that is active but not in the master state. Any number of backups can exist for a VRID. A backup router is ready to assume the role of the master router if the current master router fails.

master router

A VRRP instance that performs the routing function for the virtual router at a given time. Only one master router is active at a time for a given VRID.

virtual IP address

An IP address associated with a VRID from which other hosts can use to obtain network service. The VRIP is managed by the VRRP instances belonging to a VRID.

virtual MAC address

A predefined MAC address used by VRRP instances while executing in a media, such as Ethernet that uses MAC addressing. A virtual MAC addresses isolates the operation of the virtual router from the real router providing the routing function and is used instead of the real MAC address. A virtual MAC address is derived from the VRID.

virtual router ID (VRID)

A unique number used to identify a virtual router. VRIDs must be unique on a given network segment.


A pseudo network interface that is configured on top of a system's physical network adapter, also called a network interface (NIC) card. A physical interface can have more than one VNIC. VNICs are essential components of network virtualization. For more information, see Part IV, Network Virtualization and Resource Management, in System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization.

VRRP instance

A program running on a router by using the VRRP implementation. A single VRRP instance can provide VRRP capability for more than one virtual router.

VRRP router

A single router image created by the operation of one or more routers that use VRRP.