6.3 Configuring Data Center Switches for VLAN Traffic

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance network infrastructure supports the use of VLANs by default. For this purpose, the Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-15 Director Switches are set to trunking mode to allow tagged data traffic. You may implement VLANs for logical separation of different network segments, or to define security boundaries between networks with different applications – just as you would with physical servers instead of virtual machines.

However, to allow virtual machines hosted by the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance to communicate with systems external to the appliance, you must update the configuration of your next-level data center switches accordingly.