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Preface

Part I Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.2 Software

1.  Overview of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

2.  Installing and Enabling Software

3.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Security

4.  Setting Up Services and the Control Domain

5.  Setting Up Guest Domains

6.  Setting Up I/O Domains

7.  Using Virtual Disks

8.  Using Virtual Networks

Introduction to a Virtual Network

Oracle Solaris 10 Networking Overview

Oracle Solaris 11 Networking Overview

Virtual Switch

Virtual Network Device

Inter-Vnet LDC Channels

Virtual Device Identifier and Network Interface Name

How to Find Oracle Solaris OS Network Interface Name

Assigning MAC Addresses Automatically or Manually

Range of MAC Addresses Assigned to Logical Domains

Automatic Assignment Algorithm

Duplicate MAC Address Detection

Freed MAC Addresses

Using Network Adapters With Logical Domains

How to Determine If a Network Adapter Is GLDv3-Compliant (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configuring a Virtual Switch and the Service Domain for NAT and Routing

Configuring NAT on an Oracle Solaris 10 System

How to Set Up a Virtual Switch to Provide External Connectivity to Domains (Oracle Solaris 10)

Configuring NAT on an Oracle Solaris 11 System

How to Set Up a Virtual Switch to Provide External Connectivity to Domains (Oracle Solaris 11)

Configuring IPMP in a Logical Domains Environment

Configuring Virtual Network Devices Into an IPMP Group in a Domain

Configuring and Using IPMP in the Service Domain

Using Link-Based IPMP in Logical Domains Virtual Networking

How to Configure Physical Link Status Updates

Configuring and Using IPMP in Releases Prior to Logical Domains 1.3

Configuring IPMP in the Guest Domain

Configuring IPMP in the Service Domain

Using VLAN Tagging

Port VLAN ID (PVID)

VLAN ID (VID)

How to Assign VLANs to a Virtual Switch and Virtual Network Device

How to Install a Guest Domain When the Install Server Is in a VLAN

Using NIU Hybrid I/O

How to Configure a Virtual Switch With an NIU Network Device

How to Enable Hybrid Mode

How to Disable Hybrid Mode

Using Link Aggregation With a Virtual Switch

Configuring Jumbo Frames

How to Configure Virtual Network and Virtual Switch Devices to Use Jumbo Frames

Compatibility With Older (Jumbo-Unaware) Versions of the vnet and vsw Drivers (Oracle Solaris 10)

Oracle Solaris 11 Networking-Specific Feature Differences

9.  Migrating Domains

10.  Managing Resources

11.  Managing Domain Configurations

12.  Performing Other Administration Tasks

Part II Optional Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

13.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool

14.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Configuration Assistant (Oracle Solaris 10)

15.  Using the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Management Information Base Software

16.  Logical Domains Manager Discovery

17.  Using the XML Interface With the Logical Domains Manager

Glossary

Index

Oracle Solaris 10 Networking Overview

The following diagram shows that a guest domain that runs the Oracle Solaris 11 OS is fully compatible with an Oracle Solaris 10 service domain. The only differences are features added or enhanced in the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.

Figure 8-1 Oracle VM Server for SPARC Network Overview for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

image:Diagram shows how to set up a virtual network on Oracle Solaris 10 as described in the text.

Following is an explanation for the previous diagram, which shows interface names such as nxge0, vsw0, and vnet0. These interface names apply to the Oracle Solaris 10 OS only.

The virtual switch behaves like a regular physical network switch and switches network packets between the different systems, such as guest domains, the service domain, and the physical network, to which it is connected. The vsw driver provides the network device functionality that enables the virtual switch to be configured as a network interface.