Oracle Solaris SDN and Network Virtualization


Oracle Solaris 11 enhances its existing, integrated software defined networking technologies to provide much greater application agility without the added overhead of expensive network hardware. It now enables application driven, multi-tenant cloud virtual networking across a completely distributed set of systems; decoupling from physical network infrastructure; and application level network SLAs. All built in as part of the platform. Enhancements and new features include:

  • Network virtualization with Virtual NICs (VNICs) and virtual switching
  • Network resource management, integrated QoS to enforce bandwidth limits on VNICs and traffic flows
  • Cloud ready: a core feature of the OpenStack distribution included in Oracle Solaris 11
  • Application driven, multi-tenant cloud virtual networking with Elastic Virtual Switch and VXLANs
  • Application level QoS with Application Driven SDN
  • Tight integration with Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle Solaris 10 Zones


 Video - App Driven SDN and Network Virtualization in Oracle Solaris
 How-To - Using Datalink Multipathing to Add High Availability to Your Network
 How-To - Doing More with Datalink Multipathing
 How-To - How to Script Oracle Solaris 11 Zones Creation for a Network-In-a-Box Configuration
 How-To - How to Control Your Application's Network Bandwidth
 How-To - How to Get Started Configuring Your Network in Oracle Solaris 11
 How-To - Advanced Network Monitoring Using Oracle Solaris 11 Tools
 Screencast - Oracle Solaris Elastic Virtual Switch - Part 1
 Screencast - Oracle Solaris Elastic Virtual Switch - Part 2
 Documentation - Introduction to Oracle Solaris 11 Networking
 Documentation - Strategies for Network Administration in Oracle Solaris 11.2


 Nicolas Droux's blog
 Jeff Victor's blog
 Oracle Solaris Official blog
 Oracle Solaris Users blog (The Observatory)

Demo and Hands-On Labs

 Demo - Consolidating the Data Center with Network Virtualization
 Hands-On Lab - Oracle Solaris 11 in the Cloud
 Hands-On Lab - Combining Virtual OS, Network and Storage in Oracle Solaris 11