You perform network configuration at the network layer by using the ipadm command.
The following are some of the types of IP configuration that you can perform at this layer:
IP interface configuration with names that have a one-to-one correspondence with datalink names
IP network multipathing (IPMP)
Virtual Network Interfaces (VNIs)
Multiple IP addresses for one IP interface
IPv4 and IPv6 addresses configured on a single IP interface
IP addresses that are managed by using their address object names
An address object name consists of the interface name followed by a unique string and represents an IP address configured on the system.
For other examples, see the following references: