Category Networking

Solaris 11.2 Network Virtualization screencasts

I’ve had a real blast working with members of Oracle Solaris engineering over the past 16 years, especially most recently with the Solaris Network engineering team.  In preparation for April 29th announcement of Oracle Solaris 11.2, I had participated in the production of a number of artifacts, including the below screencasts that I wanted to share with […]

Application-driven SDN and Network Virtualization in Solaris 11.2

In February I had blogged about our excitement for OpenStack and areas of intersection with networking. Just hours ago in New York City we’re proud to have announced the next update to Oracle Solaris, named Oracle Solaris 11.2 and the Beta is available now.  (You can read the What’s New highlights here.)  It includes a ton of […]

How-To: Using Solaris’ built-in load balancing service

In addition to basic networking services like routing, bridging, firewall services (among others), the Oracle Solaris 11 Networking technologies portfolio provides an in-kernel Layer 3/Layer 4 load balancer, with support for multiple load-balancing algorithms.  It also has built-in health-check capabilities and is configured and managed using the ilbadm(1M) command.  We also provide support for Virtual Router Redundancy […]

Deep network OS Engineering for simplicity and agility of app-driven SDN

Oracle’s recent public release on Software Defined Networking is attracting a lot of attention from end-users and industry analysts alike,  thought it would be a great opportunity to expand on the types of additional benefits for Oracle systems and Oracle Solaris customers today. Being the first OpenStack-related announcement since Oracle’s initial corporate sponsorship of the OpenStack […]