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Connecting Systems Using Reactive Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Reactive Network Configuration (Overview)

Highlights of Profile-Managed Network Configuration

What Is Reactive Network Configuration?

When to Use Reactive Network Configuration

Network Profiles and Types

Description of an NCP

Description of the Automatic and User-Defined NCPs

Description of an NCU

Description of a Location Profile

Description of an ENM

Description of a Known WLAN

Profile Activation Policy

NCP Activation Policy

NCU Activation Properties

Examples of an NCP Policy

Location Activation Selection Criteria

Profile Configuration Tasks

How Reactive Network Profiles Work

How Reactive Networking Works With Other Oracle Solaris Networking Technologies

SMF Network Services

Network Configuration Security and Authorizations

Authorizations and Profiles Related to Network Configuration

Authorizations Required to Use the User Interfaces

Where to Find Network Configuration Tasks

2.  Creating and Configuring Reactive Network Profiles (Tasks)

3.  Administering Your Reactive Network Configuration (Tasks)

4.  Using the Network Administration Graphical User Interface


Profile Configuration Tasks

In reactive network configuration, you can create and configure profiles and obtain information about them by using the netcfg and netadm commands. To configure your network connections through profiles, you can use the netcfg command. To administer and obtain the status of profiles (NCPs, locations, ENMs, and WLANs) and NCUs, the individual configuration objects that make up an NCP, you can use the netadm command. In addition, you can use the netadm command to interact with the network management daemon, nwamd, in the absence of a GUI.

The following are the tasks that you perform in a reactive networking environment:

For all task-related information, see Chapter 2, Creating and Configuring Reactive Network Profiles (Tasks) and Chapter 3, Administering Your Reactive Network Configuration (Tasks).

Note - For NCUs, the set of properties that you can view or modify by using the netcfg command is limited. You can use the ipadm and dladm commands to create, view, or modify all possible link and interface properties of the currently active NCP. However, for reactive NCPs, the netcfg command must be used to modify an NCU's activation conditions.

For more information about the ipadm and dladm commands, see Chapter 4, Working With IP Interfaces, in Connecting Systems Using Fixed Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Chapter 3, Working With Datalinks, in Connecting Systems Using Fixed Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1.

You can use the netcfg command in interactive mode, command-line mode, or command-file mode. Because the netcfg command is hierarchical, it is more easily understood when used in interactive mode. For more information about the different modes, see Configuring Profiles by Using the netcfg Command.

For information about the netcfg command, see the netcfg(1M) man page. For information about the netadm command, see the netadm(1M) man page.