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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



How the NWAM Configuration Works

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 configuration 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: