Less known Solaris features - IP Multipathing (Part 9): Classic and new IPMP compared

We’ve configured both mechanisms now. Let’s summarize what we have seen so far. When you use the new IPMP the data address is bound to its own interface. Whatever happens to the physical interface there are no changes to the binding of interfaces to ip addresses.

Classic IPMP is different. In the figure I’ve highlighted the data address by using a bold font. When an interface fails it moves the data address is moved to the functional interface.

There are other differences as well: