A high-speed network is an internal network among BMSs and shares the same physical plane with VPC. After you create a high-speed network on the management console, the system will create a dedicated VLAN sub-interface in the BMS OS for network data communication. It uses the 10 Gbit/s port. A high-speed network has only east-west traffic and supports only communication at layer 2 because it does not support layer 3 routing.
For details about how to configure high-speed networks, see section Managing High-Speed Networks.
You can view the network interfaces of a high-speed network on the NICs tab page of the BMS details page shown in Figure 1. You can also locate the VLAN sub-interfaces or bond interfaces in the Linux OS based on the allocated IP address.
Take SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 as an example. Log in to the OS and determine that ifcfg-eth0, ifcfg-eth1, ifcfg-bond0, ifcfg-bond0.2976, ifcfg-bond0.3056, and ifcfg-bond0.3057 in the /etc/sysconfig/network directory are configuration files of high-speed NICs.
The following figures show the NIC and bond configuration information.