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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to an Oracle Solaris 11 Release (Overview)

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software and Boot Environments

7.  Managing Network Configuration

Network Configuration Feature Changes

How the Network Is Configured in Oracle Solaris

How the Network Is Configured During an Installation

Network Configuration Commands

Managing Network Configuration in Fixed Mode

Displaying and Configuring Datalinks in Fixed Mode

Configuring IP Interfaces and Addresses in Fixed Mode

Configuring Naming Services in Fixed Mode

resolv.conf Error-Checking Capabilities

Temporarily Resetting SMF Naming Services

Importing Naming Services Configuration

How to Use a Legacy nsswitch.conf File

Configuring LDAP in Fixed Mode

Managing Network Configuration in Reactive Mode

Configuring Naming Services in Reactive Mode

Configuring LDAP in Reactive Mode

Creating Persistent Routes (Fixed and Reactive)

Configuring IPMP in Oracle Solaris 11

Managing Network Configuration From the Desktop

Network Configuration and Administration Commands (Quick Reference)

8.  Managing System Configuration

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  Managing User Accounts and User Environments

12.  Managing Desktop Features

A.  SPARC Automated Installation Scenario

Managing Network Configuration From the Desktop

You can manage network configuration from the desktop by using the Network Administration GUI (formerly NWAM). The tool is similar to using the netcfg and netadm commands. With the GUI, you can connect to a wired or wireless network, configure a new wired or wireless connection, create Location profiles, and activate or deactivate profiles. Managing reactive network configuration from the desktop works best for users of laptop computers, and in situations where network conditions change often, for example when switching from a home office to the wireless network at work, or when traveling.

Note - If the DefaultFixed NCP is currently active, you can view information about your network configuration and you can switch to another NCP, but to configure network settings for this NCP, you must use the dladm and ipadm commands.

Follow these general guidelines and best practices for managing network configuration from the desktop:

See Chapter 4, Using the Network Administration Graphical User Interface, in Connecting Systems Using Reactive Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1 or the online help for detailed instructions.