Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Commands for Reconfiguring a System's Network

Another option that is available for reconfiguring your system's network is the sysconfig utility, also called the System Configuration Interactive (SCI) Tool. The SCI tool supports the configuration of freshly installed or unconfigured systems and is designed to provide system configuration for newly created non-global zones during text installations. You can use the SCI tool interactively or non-interactively.

You can perform three operations by using the sysconfig utility: unconfiguration, configuration, and profile creation. The unconfigure subcommand is used to unconfigure an entire system. This command leaves the system in an unconfigured state.

    The configure subcommand is used to reconfigure an entire system or a portion of system, which includes the following six functional groupings:

  • network

  • location

  • users

  • identity

  • support

  • kdb_layout

For more information about the default values for unconfigured groupings, see Functional Groupings Overview in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems .

For example, you would reconfigure a system's existing naming services as follows:

# sysconfig configure -g network,naming_services

The –g option is used to specify a specific functional grouping that should be configured. In this example, the network component of the system is configured.

For more information, see the sysconfig (1M) man page and Chapter 6, Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris Instance, in Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 Systems .