JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


Part I Network Auto-Magic

1.  Introduction to NWAM

What Is the NWAM Process?

NWAM Functional Components

When to Use NWAM

How the NWAM Process Works

NWAM Default Behavior

Transitioning From a Previous NWAM Implementation

How NWAM Works With Other Oracle Solaris Features

Where to Find Network Configuration Tasks

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)

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



Chapter 1

Introduction to NWAM

The Network Auto-Magic (NWAM) feature simplifies basic network configuration by automatically addressing basic Ethernet and WiFi configurations, such as connecting to your wired or wireless network at startup and displaying notifications about the status of your currently active network connection from the desktop. NWAM is also designed to simplify some of the more complex networking tasks, such as the creation and management of system-wide network profiles, for example, the configuration of name services, IP Filter and IP Security (IPsec).

This chapter covers the following topics:

This chapter is intended for users and system administrators who have an understanding of basic networking concepts, as well as some experience managing network configuration by using traditional networking tools and commands. If you are ready to use NWAM to manage your network configuration, skip to Chapter 3, NWAM Profile Configuration (Tasks).

For basic information about administering network interfaces in Oracle Solaris, see Part II, Administering Single Interfaces.