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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

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



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 - You might choose to configure your network manually, for example, if you are using advanced networking features that are not currently supported by NWAM. For more information, see Managing Network Configuration.