Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Mandatory Packages for Using EVS

You need to install the following packages before using EVS:

  • pkg:/service/network/evs

    You need to install the core package pkg:/service/network/evs on the EVS manager, EVS controller, and EVS nodes. This package contains the following components:

    • evsadm

    • evsstat

    • SMF service (svc:/network/evs:default) – This SMF service has the controller property that holds the hostname or the IP address of the EVS controller. The EVS client uses the hostname or the IP address to communicate with the EVS controller. You use the evsadm set-prop command to manage the controller property.

    When you install the pkg:/service/network/evs package, a new user, evsuser is created. The evsuser is a specific user with the Elastic Virtual Switch Administration rights profile. This profile provides all the required authorizations and privileges to perform EVS operations.

  • pkg:/system/management/rad/module/rad-evs-controller

    You need to install this package only on the system that acts as an EVS controller. You must use only one controller to manage all the elastic virtual switches in a data center. This package contains the SMF service, svc:/network/evs-controller:default. This SMF service has properties that capture information that is necessary for implementing L2 segments across physical machines. You use the evsadm set-controlprop command to manage the controller properties.

For more information, see Mandatory Packages for an EVS Controller.