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Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Administration Guide
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1.  Overview of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

2.  Installing and Enabling Software

3.  Security

4.  Setting Up Services and the Control Domain

5.  Setting Up Guest Domains

6.  Setting Up I/O Domains

7.  Using Virtual Disks

8.  Using Virtual Networks

9.  Migrating Domains

10.  Managing Resources

11.  Managing Configurations

12.  Performing Other Administration Tasks

A.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool

Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool Overview

Collection Phase

Preparation Phase

Conversion Phase

Back-End Devices

Installing the Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool



Install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool

Using the ldmp2v Command

B.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Configuration Assistant

C.  Logical Domains Manager Discovery

D.  Using the XML Interface With the Logical Domains Manager

E.  Logical Domains Manager XML Schemas



Install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool

  1. Go to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC download page at
  2. Download the P2V software package, SUNWldmp2v.

    Starting with the Logical Domains 1.2 release, the SUNWldmp2v package is included in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC zip file.

  3. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  4. Use the pkgadd command to install the SUNWldmp2v package.
    # pkgadd -d . SUNWldmp2v
  5. Create the /etc/ldmp2v.conf file and configure the following default 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 Back-end type of zvol, file, or disk

    • BACKEND_SPARSE Whether to create back-end 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 back-end 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.

      The BACKEND_PREFIX property is not applicable to the disk back end.

    • BOOT_TIMEOUT Timeout for Oracle Solaris OS boot in seconds

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