Logical Domains 1.3 Administration Guide


The Logical Domains 1.3 Administration Guide provides detailed information and procedures that describe the overview, security considerations, installation, configuration, modification, and execution of common tasks for the Logical Domains Manager 1.3 software on supported servers, blades, and server modules. Refer to Supported Platforms in Logical Domains 1.3 Release Notes for a list.

This guide is intended for the system administrators on these servers who have a working knowledge of UNIX® systems and the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS).

Related Documentation

The following table shows the documentation that is available for the Logical Domains 1.3 release. These documents are available in HTML and PDF formats unless indicated.

Table P–1 Related Documentation



Part Number 

Logical Domains 1.3 Software 

Logical Domains 1.3 Administration Guide

Logical Domains 1.3 Release Notes

Logical Domains 1.3 Reference Manual

Solaris 10 Reference Manual Collection




LDoms Software Basics 

Beginners Guide to LDoms: Understanding and Deploying Logical Domains Software (PDF)


LDoms Management Information Base (MIB) 

Logical Domains (LDoms) MIB 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Logical Domains (LDoms) MIB 1.0.1 Release Notes



Solaris OS: Installation and Configuration 

Solaris 10 10/09 Release and Installation Collection


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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–2 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Solaris release.

Table P–3 Shell Prompts



Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell 


Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser 


C shell 


C shell for superuser