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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

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



When to Use NWAM

Typically, if you change work environments and connection methods often (wired or wireless), you will want to take advantage of the automated network configuration capabilities of NWAM. You can use NWAM to set up user-defined profiles that enable you to connect to networks in a variety of settings, for example, the office, at home, or on the road. NWAM is a valuable tool for users of laptop models and systems that require frequent changes in network environments. In addition, the NWAM GUI makes the setting up of static IP configurations and connections to WiFi networks much easier than traditional networking tools and commands.

NWAM can be configured to adapt to changes in your network environment, such as loss of Ethernet connectivity or the addition or removal of a network interface card (NIC).

Note - If you choose to configure your network manually, for example, if you are using advanced networking features that are not currently supported by NWAM, you can disable the NWAM service and enable traditional network configuration. For more information, see Managing the NWAM Service Through SMF.