[OpenIndiana-discuss] Same networking with varied NICs

James Carlson carlsonj at workingcode.com
Mon Oct 1 11:31:07 UTC 2012

Jim Klimov wrote:
> 2012-10-01 15:04, James Carlson wrote:
>> Given that etherstubs aren't real Ethernet interfaces and thus cannot be
>> bridged, that plan may be hard to achieve.  It's also unclear to me what
>> doing that would buy, except perhaps lower performance.
> As for the idea with bridging - I understand that an
> etherstub is not an interface, but rather a switch or
> hub. I wondered if this virtual hub can get connected
> to the physical LAN (bridged at the ethernet layer)
> using a physical NIC attached to both.

Not that I know of.  Etherstubs don't quite play in the same area as
real NICs.

>> It should be much easier to create VNICs on top of a chosen Ethernet
>> interface.
> Basically, my main concern was that in one boot-up case
> the OS has to create all those virtual and aliased NICs
> over "rge0" and in another case over "e1000g0". I want
> to minimize or eliminate manual changes in configs when
> I boot the OI OS image on hardware or in the VM, thus
> I wanted both "rge0" and "e1000g0" (whichever is present)
> to map to an "eth0" and set up all the rest above this.
> If this works, it would reach my goal.

I see.  I guess I'd be tempted to script the VNIC creation part.

James Carlson         42.703N 71.076W         <carlsonj at workingcode.com>

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