Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Commands for Resource Allocation in Flows

The commands used for allocating network resources in flows are as follows:

  • To simultaneously create a flow and add resources to it, use the following command syntax:

    # flowadm add-flow –l link –a attribute=value[,attribute=value] –p prop=value[,...] flow

    The set of defined attributes that characterizes the flows constitutes the system's flow control policy. For the list of different attributes that you can use to organize packet traffic into a flow, see Managing Network Resources by Using Flows.

  • To set the property of an existing flow, use the following command syntax:

    # flowadm set-flowprop –p prop=value[,...] flow

    where prop refers to the flow properties that can be assigned to a flow. The flow properties are the same as the properties that are assigned directly to a link. However, only the bandwidth and priority properties can be associated with flows. To configure these properties, see How to Configure Flows.

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