Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Commands for Allocating Resources in Datalinks

The following commands are used for allocating network resources in datalinks:

  • To simultaneously create a virtual link and allocate resources to it, use the following command syntax:

    # dladm create-vnic –l link –p prop=value[,...] VNIC

    Refers to the name of the link which can be either a physical link or a virtual link.


    Refers to the datalink property. For information about the different types of datalink properties that can be set for resource allocation, see Managing Network Resources by Using Datalink Properties.

  • To set the property for an existing link, use the following command syntax:

    # dladm set-linkprop –p prop=value[,...] link

For more information, see the dladm (1M) man page.