This post is intended as a “google aid”. Hopefully by giving this blog post a provocative title, I’ll get the right kind of people reading it. Specifically, people who are frustrated with NWAM. NWAM is a Solaris 11 feature, and it stands for “Network Auto-Magic.” I’ve had several run-ins with NWAM over the last year or two, and I finally got pointed at some documentation. I want to pass on the documentation, and I want to help to get this documentation higher in the google rankings when people search for NWAM.
The manual you want to look is has the name: System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization. You can find it here (link). You can download it in PDF form if you want to, and go straight to the chapter on Network Auto-Magic. That should help you come up to speed on what it is.
Hopefully I’ll have a chance to post more about my specific problems and solutions, I’m currently trying to get NIS set up to work correctly in client mode.