The ipadm command replaces the ifconfig command for configuring IP interfaces and addresses in this release. The ipadm command manages IP interfaces and IP addresses more efficiently because the command is solely used for IP interface administration. Also, unlike the ifconfig command, the ipadm command implements persistent network configuration. See Comparing the ifconfig Command to the ipadm Command in Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
The ipadm command also replaces the ndd command that was used to configure protocol properties in Oracle Solaris 10. As a tool for setting protocol properties, the ipadm command provides several advantages over the ndd command. See Comparing the ndd Command to the ipadm Command in Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.2 .