The Elastic Virtual Switch (EVS) feature enables you to manage multiple virtual switches that are spread across several physical machines, typically in a cloud environment. Building on the network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities included in the Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 release, EVS helps simplify administration by managing these virtual switches as a single virtual switch and including the management of network traffic between virtual machines, MAC and IP addresses, and VLANs and VXLANs. EVS also enforces service level agreements across the network through resource control management.
You can configure an elastic virtual switch by using the evsadm command-line utility. To obtain statistics, use the evsstat command.
For more information, see Chapter 5, About Elastic Virtual Switches, in Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle Solaris 11.2 . Also, see the evsadm(1M) and evsstat(1M) man pages.