Logical Domains 1.2 Administration Guide

Installing the Logical Domains P2V Migration Tool

The Logical Domains P2V Migration Tool must only be installed and configured on the control domain. If the P2V tool is not installed in a directory that is shared between the source and target systems, you must copy the bin/ldmp2v script to the source system.


Before you can run the Logical Domains P2V Migration Tool, ensure that the following are true:

In addition to these prerequisites, configure an NFS file system to be shared by both the source and target systems. This file system should be writable by root. However, if a shared file system is not available, use a local file system that is large enough to hold a file system dump of the source system on both the source and target systems.


Version 1.0 of the Logical Domains P2V Migration Tool has the following limitations:

ProcedureInstall the Logical Domains P2V Migration Tool

  1. Go to the Logical Domains download page at http://www.sun.com/servers/coolthreads/ldoms/get.jsp.

  2. Download the P2V software package, SUNWldmp2v.

  3. Become superuser.

  4. Use the pkgadd command to install the SUNWldmp2v package.

    # pkgadd -d . SUNWldmp2v
  5. Create the /etc/ldmp2v.conf file to configure the following properties:

    • VDS Name of the virtual disk service, such as VDS="primary-vds0"

    • VSW Name of the virtual switch, such as VSW="primary-vsw0"

    • VCC Name of the virtual console concentrator, such as VCC="primary-vcc0"

    • BACKEND_TYPE Backend type of zvol or file

    • BACKEND_SPARSE Whether to create backend devices as sparse volumes or files BACKEND_SPARSE="yes", or non-sparse volumes or files BACKEND_SPARSE="no"

    • BACKEND_PREFIX Location to create virtual disk backend devices

      When BACKEND_TYPE="zvol", specify the BACKEND_PREFIX value as a ZFS dataset name. When BACKEND_TYPE="files", the BACKEND_PREFIX value is interpreted as a path name of a directory that is relative to /.

      For example, BACKEND_PREFIX="tank/ldoms" would result in having ZVOLs created in the tank/ldoms/domain-name dataset, and files created in the /tank/ldoms/domain-name subdirectory.

    • BOOT_TIMEOUT Timeout for Solaris OS boot in seconds

    For more information, see the ldmp2v.conf.sample configuration file that is part of the downloadable bundle.