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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



How the NWAM Process Works

When you install Oracle Solaris and then reboot your system, NWAM is enabled by default. NWAM's default behavior is to perform basic configuration of your wired or wireless network “automagically”, without any user interaction. The only time you are required to interact with NWAM is if you are prompted by the system for more information, for example, to provide a security key or password for a wireless network.

The automated NWAM process is triggered by the following events and activities:

The NWAM components interact with each other in the following manner:

NWAM Default Behavior

In the absence of user-defined network profiles, nwamd, manages network configuration based on the following three system-defined profiles:

The Automatic NCP implements the following basic policy: