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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019

Introduction to a Virtual Network

A virtual network enables domains to communicate with each other without using any external physical networks. A virtual network also can enable domains to use the same physical network interface to access a physical network and communicate with remote systems. A virtual network is created by having a virtual switch to which you can connect virtual network devices.

Oracle Solaris networking differs greatly between the Oracle Solaris 10 OS and the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.

Note - Oracle Solaris networking behaves the same whether the OS is running inside a zone, a kernel zone, a logical domain, or natively on the system. For more information about Oracle Solaris OS networking, see Oracle Solaris 10 Documentation and Oracle Solaris 11.4 Documentation.