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Oracle Solaris 11.2 System Administration Handbook by Glynn Foster, Harry Foxwell

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CHAPTER5Configuring Solaris 11 Networking

As the Solaris operating system (OS) has evolved to provide richer and more scalable features such as virtualization, the traditional network stack and administration tools needed to be enhanced as well. Solaris 11 has, therefore, been significantly updated compared to earlier releases in order to simplify network administration of real and virtual components and to enhance network observability and resource management. In this chapter, we describe the new approaches to network configuration and administration, including basic hardware device setup and creating and using virtual network components. We ...

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