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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

I/O Domain Overview

Assigning PCIe Buses

Create an I/O Domain by Assigning a PCIe Bus

Assigning PCIe Endpoint Devices

Direct I/O Hardware and Software Requirements

Direct I/O Limitations

Planning PCIe Endpoint Device Configuration

Rebooting the primary Domain

Making PCIe Hardware Changes

Create an I/O Domain by Assigning a PCIe Endpoint Device

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

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



I/O Domain Overview

An I/O domain has direct ownership of and direct access to physical I/O devices. It can be created by assigning a PCI EXPRESS (PCIe) bus or a PCIe endpoint device to a domain. Use the ldm add-io command to assign a bus or device to a domain.

You might want to configure I/O domains for the following reasons:

For information about configuring I/O domains, see the following:

Note - You cannot migrate an I/O domain that is configured with PCIe endpoint devices. For information about other migration limitations, see Chapter 9, Migrating Domains.