PowerVM has multiple internal Virtual Ethernet Switches - Info please?
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This is a follow on to a previous blog on "PowerVM Virtual Ethernet Speed is often confused with VIOS, SEA IVE/HEA speed"- here is a Direct Link
I regularly get asked:
They are wanting to run two (or more) virtual switches within the one Power machine to completely separate the network packets of groups of virtual machines (LPARs) so they know for sure there can be no communication between them for security reasons. The groups may be, for example:
My colleague, Gareth, recommended the following information sources:
1) The "IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration" Redbook, talks about them in section 2.10.3.
2) Also see the few notes in Systems Hardware Infocenter "Configuration details for virtual Ethernet switches":
3) A customer (thanks Mr Don Davis) then pointed out an excellent Whitepaper on the topic that is available from IBM Techdocs Library (an excellent resource)
Any one else got a good information source in this area or experience?
Please share it via the comment or email me.
Hope this helps, Nigel Griffiths