Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Benefits of Using EVS

In a data center environment that hosts several virtual machines, EVS makes some of the network administration tasks simpler by providing the following benefits:

  • Creates a virtual network between VMs that are on multiple servers thus providing network connectivity

  • Supports addition of virtual ports with custom SLAs

  • Provides network isolation by using VLANs or VXLANs

  • Supports multitenant virtual networks that share the same underlying infrastructure

  • Integrated with Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

  • Provides centralized management of:

    • MAC address and IP address for the virtual ports

    • SLAs on a per-virtual-switch or per-virtual-port basis

    • Monitoring runtime network traffic statistics of the virtual ports