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Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020
Chapter 8

Monitoring Network Traffic and Resource Usage

This chapter describes tasks for monitoring network statistics about the use of network resources on datalinks and flows. You configure network accounting on a system to record network traffic statistics in a log file. This statistical information can help you analyze resource allocation for provisioning, consolidation, and billing purposes. This chapter introduces the two commands that you can use to display network traffic statistics: dlstat and flowstat.

For more information about the observing network traffic usage on various layers of the network protocol stack, see Chapter 2, Using Observability Tools to Monitor Network Traffic Usage in Troubleshooting Network Administration Issues in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

Note -  To perform monitoring tasks that might involve issuing privileged commands, you must have the appropriate rights profile. See Using Rights Profiles to Perform Network Configuration.