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Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Overview of the Networking Stack

Network Configuration in This Oracle Solaris Release

The Network Stack in Oracle Solaris

Network Devices and Datalink Names

Administration of Other Link Types

Part I Network Auto-Magic

2.  Introduction to NWAM

3.  NWAM Configuration and Administration (Overview)

4.  NWAM Profile Configuration (Tasks)

5.  NWAM Profile Administration (Tasks)

6.  About the NWAM Graphical User Interface

Part II Datalink and Interface Configuration

7.  Using Datalink and Interface Configuration Commands on Profiles

8.  Datalink Configuration and Administration

9.  Configuring an IP Interface

10.  Configuring Wireless Interface Communications on Oracle Solaris

11.  Administering Bridges

12.  Administering Link Aggregations

13.  Administering VLANs

14.  Introducing IPMP

15.  Administering IPMP

16.  Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

Part III Network Virtualization and Resource Management

17.  Introducing Network Virtualization and Resource Control (Overview)

18.  Planning for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

19.  Configuring Virtual Networks (Tasks)

Virtual Networks Task Map

Configuring Components of Network Virtualization in Oracle Solaris

How to Create a Virtual Network Interface

How to Create Etherstubs

Working With VNICs and Zones

Creating New Zones for Use With VNICs

How to Create and Configure the Exclusive IP Zone

Modifying the Configuration of Existing Zones to Use VNICs

How to Reconfigure a Zone to Use a VNIC

Creating a Private Virtual Network

How to Remove the Virtual Network Without Removing the Zones

20.  Using Link Protection in Virtualized Environments

21.  Managing Network Resources

22.  Monitoring Network Traffic and Resource Usage



Virtual Networks Task Map

This table lists the tasks for configuring a virtual network, including links to the specific tasks. Note that not all tasks will apply to your virtual network scenario.

For Instructions
Create VNICs in the system.
Create one or more virtual network interfaces (VNICs). VNICs are the pseudo-interfaces upon which you build the virtual network
Create etherstubs in the system.
Create one or more etherstubs. Etherstubs are virtual switches that allow you to create a private virtual network that is isolated from the larger network.
Create zones to use VNICs.
Creates VNICs and new zones and configure these to create a basic virtual network.
Modify zones to use VNICs.
Changes an existing zone to become a virtual network.
Create a private virtual network.
Configures a private network that is isolated from the larger network by using etherstubs and VNICs.
Remove VNICs.
Remove VNICs that were assigned to a zone without deleting the zone itself.