Traditional network isolation methods, such as virtual local area networks (VLANs) are not adequate to support virtualization in large data centers. As cloud environments are also tightly coupled with the underlying physical networks, virtual machines cannot be migrated between physical servers that belong to different physical Layer 2 networks. Oracle Solaris supports the virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN) technology that addresses such virtualization issues in a large virtualized data center or cloud environment.
This chapter provides an overview of deploying VXLANs and describes how to configure them. It also discusses how VXLANs can be used with other technologies, for example, zones.
This chapter contains the following topics: