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Planning for Network Deployment in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: April 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

  • Whether to use private addresses on your network

  • Whether to have a DHCP server that manages pools of IP addresses

For an introduction to IP addresses, refer to available articles about the topic online such as the following resources:

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).