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Control/Modify dhcpagent configuration in Sun Solaris

Do you you DHCP to get the IP Address for your Solaris Server or workstation then its worth understanding what your DHCP Agent by default requests for from the DHCP server and help avoid certain network issues like “unknown” hostname issue as I’ve descrbed here. The DHCP Agent by default requests for the Subnet Mask …

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Configure IPMP Load Balancing & Resilience in Sun Solaris

IP Multipathing (IPMP) in Sun Solaris enables the load balancing capabilities and resilience for Network connections with multple Network Interface Cards (NIC). I discussed here about providing resilience for network connections with multiple NICs on the system. Now, we take it to the next step and make the network connections not only resilient but also …

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Multiple Interfaces (NICs) use single MAC-Address in Solaris on SPARC

In SPARC Servers running Sun Solaris, you can see multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs) or interfaces are all sharing a single MAC-Address than having a unique Factory-default MAC-Address assigned to it. This is because by default, a System-Wide MAC-Address is assigned to all the NICs and hence a ifconfig -a output will show only one …

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Configure IPMP network resilience with Multiple NICs in Solaris

IP Multipathing (IPMP) in Sun Solaris enables the load balancing capabilities and resilience for Network connections with multple Network Interface Cards (NIC). IPMP is mostly used to provide resilience with network connections wherein a Sun Solaris Server with multiple NICs can be configured such that if the primary NIC fails it automatically failover to the …

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