Oracle Solaris systems support the following name services: DNS, NIS, and a local file store (/etc/inet/hosts). Each name service requires some configuration before it is usable. The name-service/switch SMF service must also be appropriately configured. See the nsswitch.conf(4) man page for more information.
Before a DHCP client can use a name service, you must configure the system as a client of the name service. By default and unless configured otherwise during system installation, only local files are used.
The following table summarizes issues that are related to each name service and DHCP. The table includes cross-references to documentation that can help you set up clients for each name service.