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Managing Network Datalinks in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

Datalink Technologies for Improving the Network

Different networking technologies can increase efficiency of your network setup. These technologies address different areas of network operations. However, all of them provide common benefits such as network availability, improved network performance, and ease of network administration. These layer 2 technologies are discussed in detail in subsequent chapters of this guide:

  • Link aggregations

  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)

  • Private VLANs or PVLANs

  • Bridged networks

  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)

To implement network security, see Securing the Network in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

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