The MetalSoft’s embedded bare metal SDN enables high performance L2 tenant segregation without using virtualization.
Users operate with Networks. They are a logical concept that maps to different provisioning strategies depending on the Network type and the infrastructure’s datacenter’s Provisioner backend:
Creating a LAN network will create an isolated L2 broadcast domain. In practice this translates into a VLAN, VXLAN or MPLS tunnel, that reaches all interfaces added in the network that is dedicated to the respective user.
A WAN network is a special type of LAN network that has a gateway L3 interface (SVI) added in the L2 broadcast domain. IPs from the subnets will be automatically configured on the interfaces connected to this network via DHCP.
A SAN network is an L3 network dedicated to SAN traffic. It is only present if instance array has a drive array associated.