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Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I Network Auto-Magic

1.  Introduction to NWAM

2.  NWAM Configuration and Administration (Overview)

3.  NWAM Profile Configuration (Tasks)

4.  NWAM Profile Administration (Tasks)

5.  About the NWAM Graphical User Interface

Part II Administering Single Interfaces

6.  Overview of the Networking Stack

7.  Datalink Configuration and Administration

8.  Configuring an IP Interface

9.  Configuring Wireless Interface Communications on Oracle Solaris

Part III Administering Interface Groups

10.  Administering Bridges

11.  Administering Link Aggregations

12.  Administering VLANs

13.  Introducing IPMP

14.  Administering IPMP

Part IV  Network Virtualization and Resource Management

15.  Introducing Network Virtualization and Resource Control (Overview)

Network Virtualization and Virtual Networks

Parts of the Internal Virtual Network

How Data Travels Through a Virtual Network

Who Should Implement Virtual Networks?

What Is Resource Control?

How Bandwidth Management and Flow Control Works

Allocating Resource Control and Bandwidth Management on a Network

Who Should Implement Resource Control Features

Observability Features for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

16.  Planning for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

17.  Configuring Virtual Networks (Tasks)

18.  Using Link Protection in Virtualized Environments

19.  Managing Network Resources

20.  Monitoring Network Traffic and Resource Usage



Observability Features for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

Network virtualization and resource control includes observability features to help you view resource usage before setting up controls such as VNICs and flows. In tandem with Oracle Solaris extended accounting, the resource control observability features allow you to accumulate systems statistics into logs. The observability features of network virtualization and resource control include:

The new flowadm command and extensions to the dladm and netstat commands implement the network virtualization observability features. You can use these commands to monitor current system usage and to gather statistical data into logs.

By analyzing the historical logs, you can determine the following:

The next chapter, Chapter 16, Planning for Network Virtualization and Resource Control, contains scenarios that show where the observability features are used for planning consolidation and resource control.