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|Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library|
IP network multipathing (IPMP) provides physical interface failure detection, transparent network access failover, and packet load spreading for systems with multiple interfaces that are connected to a particular local area network or LAN.
This chapter contains the following information:
Note - Throughout the description of IPMP in this chapter and in Chapter 15, Administering IPMP, all references to the term interface specifically mean IP interface. Unless a qualification explicitly indicates a different use of the term, such as a network interface card (NIC), the term always refers to the interface that is configured on the IP layer.