Configuring VIPA

VIPA is configured, just as any IP network interface, in SMIT. In addition, you can specify a group of interfaces while configuring VIPA.

When configured this way, for all the outgoing connections initiated by the VIPA host via these interfaces, which are designated to use a VIPA, the virtual address becomes the source address placed in the TCP/IP packet header of the outgoing packets.

  1. For an IPv4 VIPA, type smit mkinetvi on the command line. For an IPv6 VIPA, type smit mkinetvi6 on the command line.
  2. Fill in the required fields. For additional information, see the Sample VIPA environment. Press Enter.