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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

What Is an NWAM Configuration?

NWAM Functional Components

When to Use NWAM

How the NWAM Configuration Works

NWAM Default Behavior

How NWAM Works With Other Oracle Solaris Networking Technologies

Where to Find Network Configuration Tasks

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)

20.  Using Link Protection in Virtualized Environments

21.  Managing Network Resources

22.  Monitoring Network Traffic and Resource Usage



Chapter 2

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 naming services, IP Filter, and IP Security (IPsec), all of which are features of Oracle Solaris.

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 4, NWAM Profile Configuration (Tasks).

For basic information about administering network interfaces in Oracle Solaris, see Part II, Datalink and Interface Configuration.