Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Datalink Layer

You perform network configuration at the datalink layer by using the dladm command.

    The following are some of the types of datalink configuration that can be performed at this layer:

  • Basic network configuration of physical links

  • Configuration of VNICs (virtual links over physical links)

    For VNIC configuration, each virtual link has it's own MAC address

  • Link aggregation configuration

    Aggregations are configured over physical links for reliability and performance.

  • Etherstubs for supporting virtual local area networks (VLANs)

  • Bridges for supporting VLANs

For other examples, see Managing Network Datalinks in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .