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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019
 
 

Using a Virtual Switch Relay

A virtual switch relay forces all domain traffic through an external physical network infrastructure. This configuration enforces network policies for access control lists (ACL) and packet monitoring, which can be configured on the external switch. The switch must support the virtual switch relay capability. Use the ldm set-vsw command to specify the vsw-relay-mode property value to one of the following values:

  • local enables the network traffic between domains over the same physical NIC to be exchanged internally. This is the default value.

  • remote enables the network traffic between domains over the same physical NIC to be exchanged through the external switch. This remote value requires that you manually disable the inter-vnet-link property on all the virtual networks that are connected to this switch.

    When resetting the value to local, you can reset the inter-vnet-link property value to on or auto depending on your needs.


Note - You can set the value to remote on an Ethernet device only.