Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Hardware Layer

Network hardware devices are also called network interface cards (NICs) or network adapters. NICs can be built in and already present on the system when the system is purchased. Or, you can purchase separate NICs to add to the system. Certain NICs have only a single interface that resides on the card. Other NIC brands might have multiple interfaces that you can configure to perform various network operations.