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snipets:solaris:net-etherstub [2012/09/21 09:06]
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 ====== Etherstubs / Virtual Switches ====== ====== Etherstubs / Virtual Switches ======
 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
 +Etherstubs seem to confuse some people. Things usually get  cleared up when I compare the to vSwitches.
 +Take the following example:\\
 +{{ :​snipets:​solaris:​etherstub-example.png?​200|}}
 +You have:
 +  * 1 reverse proxy to filter traffic and do loadbalancing
 +  * 2 applications servers
 +  * 2 database servers
 +Say you run each component in either zone or KVM instance,
 +you can then give each a vnic that is linked to your main network interface. ​
 +But will put more traffic on your physical switch and also open up some security issues. You could ofcourse use VLAN's but that again adds more administrative complexity.
 +To solve this you can use an etherstub with vnics for the database and application servers. The proxy will also have a vnic on the etherstub and one on the physical interface.
 +This approuce will:
 +  * **reduce the need for VLAN'​s,​** this elminitating the extra complexity of your physical network.
 +  * **eliminate the traffic on the physical switch**
 +  * **security benifits**, the backend servers are not connected to the physical network.
 +Bellow I'll give some examples on how to create an etherstub and how to add vnics to it.
 +===== Creating an etherstub =====
 +<​code>​dladm create-etherstub vSwitch0</​code>​
 +===== Adding/​removing vnics to/from an etherstub =====
 +Please see [[snipets:​solaris:​net-vnic|]],​ just provide the name of the etherstub instead of the physical interface/​aggr/​... after the ''​-l''​ flag.
 +===== Displaying all etherstubs =====
 +<​code>​dladm show-etherstub</​code>​
 +===== Removing an etherstubs =====
 +<​code>​dladm delete-etherstub vSwitch0</​code>​
 +===== Example =====
 +Here is an example for the setup displayed above. ​ This creates the etherstub, 2 vnics for the proxy vm, 1 vnic for each database and application servers.
 +dladm create-etherstub vsw0
 +dladm create-vnic -l trunk0 vpr0
 +dladm create-vnic -l vsw0 vpr1
 +dladm create-vnic -l vsw0 zdb0
 +dladm create-vnic -l vsw0 zdb1
 +dladm create-vnic -l vsw0 zapp0
 +dladm create-vnic -l vsw0 zapp1
 +dladm set-linkprop -p protection=mac-nospoof vpr0
 +dladm set-linkprop -p protection=mac-nospoof vpr1
 +dladm set-linkprop -p protection=mac-nospoof zdb0
 +dladm set-linkprop -p protection=mac-nospoof zdb1
 +dladm set-linkprop -p protection=mac-nospoof zapp0
 +dladm set-linkprop -p protection=mac-nospoof zapp1
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