This list defines terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms in the Logical Domains documentation.
Advanced Lights Out Manager
Application programming interface
Merge and select audit records from audit trail files, see the auditreduce(1M) man page.
Using the Solaris OS BSM to identify the source of security changes
Setting up authorization using the Solaris OS RBAC
Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet driver on Broadcom BCM57xx devices
Basic Security module
Enable the BSM, see the bsmconv(1M) man page.
Disable the BSM, see the bsmunconv(1M) man page.
Determining if a system's configuration is in compliance with a predefined security profile
Name of logical domain configuration that is saved on the service processor
To the Logical Domains Manager, constraints are one or more resources you want to have assigned to a particular domain. You either receive all the resources you ask to be added to a domain or you get none of them, depending upon the available resources.
Domain that creates and manages other logical domains and services
Central processing unit
Control Word Queue; cryptographic unit for Sun UltraSPARC T2-based platforms
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Direct Memory Access is the ability to directly transfer data between the memory and a device (for example, a network card) without involving the CPU.
Dynamic Multipathing (Veritas)
Data plane software
Dynamic reconfiguration daemon for Logical Domains Manager (Solaris 10 OS), see the drd(1M) man page.
Domain Services module (Solaris 10 OS)
Digital versatile disc
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop
Fault Management Architecture
Fault manager daemon (Solaris 10 OS), see the fmd(1M) man page.
Disk partitioning and maintenance utility, see the format(1M) man page.
Populate label on hard disks, see the fmthard(1M) man page.
File Transfer Protocol
Uses services from the I/O and service domains and is managed by the control domain.
Generic LAN Driver version 3.
Modifying Solaris OS configuration to improve security
Hard disk drive
Firmware layer interposed between the operating system and the hardware layer
Domain that has direct ownership of and direct access to physical I/O devices and that shares those devices to other logical domains in the form of virtual devices
Integrated Drive Electronics
Interim Diagnostics Release
Integrated Lights Out Manager
I/O devices, such as internal disks and PCI-E controllers and their attached adapters and devices
Input/output control call
Internet Protocol Network Multipathing
International Organization for Standardization
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Logical domain channel
Logical Domain Manager utility, see the ldm(1M) man page.
Logical Domains Manager daemon
A virtual machine comprised of a discrete logical grouping of resources, which has its own operating system and identity within a single computer system
A CLI to create and manage logical domains and allocate resources to domains
Logical unit number
Media access control address, which Logical Domains can automatically assign or you can assign manually
Modular Arithmetic Unit
Machine description in the server database
Memory unit – default size in bytes, or specify gigabytes (G), kilobytes (K), or megabytes (M). Virtualized memory of the server that can be allocated to guest domains.
Create and delete replicas of the SVM metadevice state database, see the metadb(1M) man page.
Configure disk sets, see the metaset(1M) man page.
Multihost disk control operations, see the mhd(7i) man page.
Management Information Base
Installing the minimum number of core Solaris OS package necessary
Memory management unit
Multipathing group name for virtual disk failover
Maximum transmission unit
Network Address Translation
Netra DPS Logical Domain Channel Client. See also vdpcc.
Netra DPS Logical Domain Channel Service. See also vdpcs.
Network file system
Network Information Services
Network Interface Unit (Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers)
Network terminal server
Non-volatile random-access memory
Driver for Sun x8 Express 1/10G Ethernet Adapter
Logical Domains Physical-to-Virtual Migration Tool
Peripheral component interconnect bus
PCI EXPRESS bus
PCI Extended bus
Platform Information and Control Library
PICL daemon, see the picld(1M) man page.
Power management of virtual CPUs
Print contents of an audit trail file, see the praudit(1M) man page.
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Role-Based Access Control
Remote Procedure Call
Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Simple API for XML parser, which traverses an XML document. The SAX parser is event-based and used mostly for streaming data.
Also see service processor
Small Computer System Interface
Logical domain that provides devices, such as virtual switches, virtual console connectors, and virtual disk servers to other logical domains
System Management Agent
Service Management Facility
Simple Network Management Protocol
Also see system controller
Secure Shell command, see the ssh(1) man page.
Secure Shell daemon, see the sshd(1M) man page.
Sun Validation Test Suite
Manipulate service instances, see the svcadm(1M) man page.
Solaris Volume Manager
User Diagram Protocol
UNIX File System
Communication that takes place over a network between a single sender and a single receiver.
Universal Serial Bus
User SCSI command interface, see the uscsi(7I) man page.
Unshielded twisted pair
Virtual blade system controller
Virtual console concentrator service with a specific port range to assign to the guest domains
Virtual console for accessing system level messages. A connection is achieved by connecting to vconscon service in the control domain at a specific port.
Virtual central processing unit. Each of the cores of a server are represented as virtual CPUs. For example, an 8-core Sun Fire T2000 Server has 32 virtual CPUs that can be allocated between the logical domains.
Virtual disk client
Virtual disks are generic block devices associated with different types of physical devices, volumes, or files.
Virtual data plane channel client in a Netra DPS environment
Virtual data plane channel service in a Netra DPS environment
Virtual disk server allows you to import virtual disks into a logical domain.
Virtual disk server device is exported by the virtual disk server. The device can be an entire disk, a slice on a disk, a file, or a disk volume.
Virtual local area network
Virtual logical domain channel service
Virtual logical domain channel client
Virtual network device implements a virtual Ethernet device and communicates with other vnet devices in the system using the virtual network switch (vswitch).
Virtual network terminal server daemon for Logical Domains consoles (Solaris 10 OS), see the vntsd(1M) man page.
Volume Management file system, see the volfs(7FS) man page.
Virtual network switch that connects the virtual network devices to the external network and also switches packets between them.
Volume table of contents
Veritas Dynamic Multipathing
Veritas Volume Manager
eXtreme Fast Path
Extensible Markup Language
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol
Zettabyte File System (Solaris 10 OS)
ZFS storage pool, see the zpool(1M) man page.
ZFS Volume Emulation Driver