A new socket-level flow API enables an application to directly prioritize its own traffic through a series of network flows, leading to optimized application performance and reducing any adverse impact of resource contention. This application-driven software-defined networking, along with administrative-driven flows, helps to ensure that service-level agreements are maintained within a data center or cloud environment.
You can view these service-socket SLAs by using the nc(1) utility.
The API is documented in the setsockopt(3SOCKET) man page and the command-line options are discussed in the flowadm(1M) man page.
For more information, see Managing Network Resources by Using Flows in Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .