Variable updates persist across a reboot, but not across a powercycle, unless the variable updates are either initiated from OpenBoot firmware on the control domain or followed by saving the configuration to the SC.
In this context, it is important to note that a reboot of the control domain could initiate a powercycle of the system:
When the control domain reboots, if there are no bound guest domains, and no delayed reconfiguration in progress, the SC powercycles the system.
When the control domain reboots, if there are guest domains bound or active (or the control domain is in the middle of a delayed reconfiguration), the SC does not powercycle the system.
LDom variables for a domain can be specified using any of the following methods:
At the OpenBoot prompt
Using the Solaris OS eeprom(1M) command
Using the Logical Domains Manager CLI (
Modifying, in a limited fashion, from the system controller (SC) using the bootmode command, that is, only certain variables, and only when in the factory-default configuration
The goal is that, variable updates that are made by using any of these methods always persist across reboots of the domain. The variable updates also always reflect in any subsequent logical domain configurations that were saved to the SC.
In LDoms 1.3 software, there are a few cases where variable updates do not persist as expected:
All methods of updating a variable persist across reboots of that domain. However, they do not persist across a powercycle of the system, unless a subsequent logical domain configuration is saved to the SC. The methods of updating a variable include by OpenBoot firmware and by the eeprom and ldm commands. In addition, in the control domain, updates made using OpenBoot firmware persist across a powercycle of the system, that is, even without subsequently saving a new logical domain configuration to the SC.
In all cases, when reverting to the factory-default configuration from a configuration generated by the Logical Domains Manager, all LDoms variables start with their default values.
If you are concerned about Logical Domains variable changes, do one of the following:
Bring the system to the ok prompt and update the variables.
Update the variables while the Logical Domains Manager is disabled:
# svcadm disable ldmd update variables # svcadm enable ldmd
When running Live Upgrade, perform the following steps:
# svcadm disable -t ldmd # luactivate be3 # init 6
The following Bug IDs have been filed to resolve these issues: 6520041, 6540368, 6540937, and 6590259.