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Planning for Network Deployment in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: March 2019

Obtaining IP Addresses for Your Network

    When you plan your network addressing scheme, consider the following factors:

  • Type of IP address that you want to use: IPv4 or IPv6

  • Number of potential systems on your network

  • Number of systems that are multihomed, or routers, which require multiple network interface cards (NICs), each with individual IP addresses

  • Use of private addresses on your network

  • Use of a DHCP server to manages pools of IP addresses

To obtain IP addresses, register with any Internet Service Provider, or through IANA's Internet Registries. See IANA's IP Address Service page (http://www.iana.org/ipaddress/ip-addresses.htm).

Note -  IP addresses that are used in Oracle Solaris 11 documentation conform to RFC 5737, IPv4 Address Blocks Reserved for Documentation (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5737) and RFC 3849, IPv6 Address Prefix Reserved for Documentation (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3849). IPv4 addresses used in this documentation are blocks,, and IPv6 addresses have prefix 2001:DB8::/32.

To show a subnet, the block is divided into multiple subnets by borrowing enough bits from the host to create the required subnet. For example, host address might have subnets and