Oracle VM 3.0 - Centralized Network Management
By Honglin Su on Sep 20, 2011
Oracle VM 3.0 was launched recently. I'd like to talk a bit more about the centralized network management capability in Oracle VM 3.0, one of new enhancements to benefit customers to easily build your virtualization infrastructure.
Oracle VM is designed to support sophisticated network configurations in order to provide the highest and most predictable performance, scalability, and availability for the virtual machines. The networking infrastructure in the Oracle VM environment needs to be able to support a number of functions. For example:
- The guest network supporting IP traffic between Oracle VM Servers and the outside world
- The management network between Oracle VM Servers and Oracle VM Manager
- The storage network between the Oracle VM Servers and their storage sub-systems
Oracle VM provides the ability to separate networks in order to isolate traffic and maintain a predictable quality of service. Up to five separate network types can be defined from Oracle VM Manager: A server management network, live migration network, cluster heartbeat network, virtual machine IP network, and a storage network.
When you create an Oracle VM network, you map available network ports to a set of logical Ethernet networks from the Oracle VM Manager GUI. All Oracle VM Server logical network configuration and management tasks—such as creating networks, setting up NIC port bonding, and configuring VLAN Networks—are now performed using Oracle VM Manager.
To learn the networking capability and implement your networking design in Oracle VM 3.0, visit Oracle Learning Library for the series of demos on Oracle VM 3.0 networking, such as:
- Discover Oracle VM Servers
- Create a Network for Virtual Machines
- Create Bond Interfaces
- Create a VLAN Group
- Create Networks using VLAN Segments
For more information about Oracle's virtualization solutions, visit oracle.com/virtualization.