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Solaris™ 9 Network Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam CX-310-044) by John Philcox

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Configuring Multipathing

IP multipathing (IPMP) is delivered as part of the Solaris 9 operating environment and provides a failover mechanism for network interfaces, allowing an alternate network interface to dynamically assume the address of a failed interface and handle the network traffic until the failed interface is restored to operational status. IPMP also delivers increased throughput by balancing the load across the interfaces. IPMP has the following features:

  • Failure detection— IPMP detects when a network interface has failed and switches the network access to an alternate network interface. This is called failover.

  • Repair detection— In addition to detecting the failure of a network interface, IPMP also detects when a failed network ...

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