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Managing Oracle Solaris 11.1 Network Performance     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Network Performance Management

2.  Using Link Aggregations

3.  Working With VLANs

4.  Administering Bridged Networks (Tasks)

5.  Introduction to IPMP

6.  Administering IPMP (Tasks)

7.  Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

8.  Working With Data Center Bridging Features in Oracle Solaris

9.  Edge Virtual Bridging in Oracle Solaris

10.  Integrated Load Balancer (Overview)

11.  Configuring Integrated Load Balancer

12.  Managing Integrated Load Balancer

13.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

How VRRP Works?

Using VRRP in Local Area Network

VRRP Router

Administering VRRP Subcommands

VRRP VNIC Creation

Creating a Router

Enabling a Router

Modifying a Router

Displaying the Configuration of a Router

Disabling a Router

Deleting a Router

VRRP Security Considerations

VRRP Limitations

Exclusive-IP Zone Support

Inter-operations With Other Network Features

A.  Link Aggregation Types: Feature Comparison

B.  Link Aggregations and IPMP: Feature Comparison


VRRP Limitations

This section describes the limitations of VRRP.

Exclusive-IP Zone Support

In each exclusive-IP zone, the VRRP service svc:/network/vrrp/default is enabled automatically when any VRRP router is created in the zone. The VRRP service manages the VRRP router for that specific zone.

However, the support for an exclusive-IP zone is limited because of the following reasons:

Inter-operations With Other Network Features

The VRRP service cannot work on an IP network multipathing (IPMP) interface. VRRP requires specific VRRP MAC addresses, but IPMP works completely in the IP layer.

Further, the VRRP virtual IP addresses can only be statically configured and cannot be auto-configured by the two existing auto-configuration tools for IP addresses: in.ndpd for IPv6 auto-configuration and dhcpagent for DHCP configuration. Because the master and the backup VRRP routers (VNICs) share the same MAC address, in.ndpd and dhcpagent can become confused. Eventually, unexpected results can occur. Therefore, IPv6 auto-configuration and DHCP configurations are not supported over VRRP VNICs. If you configure either IPv6 auto-configuration or DHCP over a VRRP VNIC, the attempt to bring up the auto-configured IP address fails, as will the auto-configuration operation.