The Oracle Solaris 11.2 OS provides support for several of the following network virtualization features, some of which implement new IEEE standards:
Using OSI stack features such as aggregations, edge virtual bridging, data center bridging, flows, tunnels, and VXLANs. See Chapter 1, Summary of Oracle Solaris Network Administration, in Strategies for Network Administration in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
Using a virtual NIC as a data link layer network device to enhance management efficiency, abstraction, and the performance of networked objects between multiple zones and logical domains. See Configuring the Components of a Virtual Network in Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
Managing network devices that support the single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) feature. See Using Single Root I/O Virtualization With VNICs in Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
Using an elastic virtual switch as a distributed virtual switch to expand network virtualization capabilities by enabling you to manage virtual switches across multiple systems. Elastic virtual switches enable you to deploy virtual networks that span multiple hosts within either a multi-tenant cloud environment or a datacenter. See Chapter 6, Administering Elastic Virtual Switches, in Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .