Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Administering Datalink Properties

    Using the dladm command to customize common datalink properties provides the following benefits:

  • The dladm command is the only command interface that is required for configuring network driver properties. This command replaces the former practice of using a combination of the ndd command and driver.conf file modifications to set driver properties.

  • The following uniform syntax is used, regardless of which properties are set:

    dladm subcommand properties datalink

  • Use of the dladm command applies to both public and private properties of the driver.

  • Using the dladm command on a specific driver does not disrupt network connections of other NICs of similar types. Thus, you can configure datalink properties dynamically.

  • Datalink configuration values are stored in a dladm repository and persist over system reboots.