The bandwidth resource control feature enables you to limit the physical network bandwidth consumed by a virtual network device. This feature is supported on a service domain that runs at least the Oracle Solaris 11 OS and is configured with a virtual switch. Oracle Solaris 10 service domains silently ignore network bandwidth settings. This feature ensures that one guest domain does not take over the available physical network bandwidth and leave none for the others.
Use the ldm add-vnet and ldm set-vnet commands to specify the bandwidth limit by providing a value for the maxbw property. Use the ldm list-bindings or the ldm list-domain -o network command to view the maxbw property value for an existing virtual network device. The minimum bandwidth limit is 10 Mbps.