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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

Introduction to a Virtual Network

Virtual Switch

Virtual Network Device

Managing a Virtual Switch

Add a Virtual Switch

Set Options for an Existing Virtual Switch

Remove a Virtual Switch

Managing a Virtual Network Device

Add a Virtual Network Device

Set Options for an Existing Virtual Network Device

Remove a Virtual Network Device

Virtual Device Identifier and Network Interface Name

Find Oracle Solaris OS Network Interface Name

Assigning MAC Addresses Automatically or Manually

Range of MAC Addresses Assigned to Logical Domains

Automatic Assignment Algorithm

Duplicate MAC Address Detection

Freed MAC Addresses

Using Network Adapters With Logical Domains

Determine If a Network Adapter Is GLDv3-Compliant

Configuring Virtual Switch and Service Domain for NAT and Routing

Set Up the Virtual Switch to Provide External Connectivity to Domains

Configuring IPMP in a Logical Domains Environment

Configuring Virtual Network Devices Into an IPMP Group in a Domain

Configuring and Using IPMP in the Service Domain

Using Link-Based IPMP in Logical Domains Virtual Networking

Configure Physical Link Status Updates

Configuring and Using IPMP in Releases Prior to Logical Domains 1.3

Configuring IPMP in the Guest Domain

Configuring IPMP in the Service Domain

Using VLAN Tagging



Assign VLANs to a Virtual Switch and Virtual Network Device

Install a Guest Domain When the Install Server Is in a VLAN

Using NIU Hybrid I/O

Configure a Virtual Switch With an NIU Network Device

Enable Hybrid Mode

Disable Hybrid Mode

Using Link Aggregation With a Virtual Switch

Configuring Jumbo Frames

Configure Virtual Network and Virtual Switch Devices to Use Jumbo Frames

Compatibility With Older (Jumbo-Unaware) Versions of the vnet and vsw Drivers

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



Introduction to a Virtual Network

A virtual network allows domains to communicate with each other without using any external physical networks. A virtual network also can allow domains to use the same physical network interface to access a physical network and communicate with remote systems. A virtual network is created by having a virtual switch to which you can connect virtual network devices.