Because a bound or inactive domain is not executing at the time of the migration, there are fewer restrictions than when you migrate an active domain.
The migration of a bound domain requires that the target is able to satisfy the CPU, memory, and I/O constraints of the source domain. Otherwise, the migration will fail. The migration of an inactive domain does not have such requirements. However, the target must satisfy the domain's constraints when a bind is later attempted. Otherwise, the domain binding will fail.
You can migrate a bound or inactive domain between machines running different processor types and machines that are running at different frequencies.
The Oracle Solaris OS image in the guest must support the processor type on the target machine.
For an inactive domain, there are no checks performed against the virtual input/output (VIO) constraints. So, the VIO servers do not need to exist for the migration to succeed. As with any inactive domain, the VIO servers need to exist and be available at the time the domain is bound.
You cannot perform a domain migration on an I/O domain that is configured with PCIe endpoint devices.
For information about the direct I/O (DIO) feature, see Assigning PCIe Endpoint Devices.