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1.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Release Notes

What's New in This Release

System Requirements

Supported Platforms

Required Software and Patches

Required Logical Domains Manager

Required and Recommended Oracle Solaris OS

Required Software to Enable Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Features

Required and Recommended System Firmware Patches

Minimum Version of Software Required

Direct I/O Hardware and Software Requirements

Direct I/O Hardware Requirements

Direct I/O Software Requirements

Location of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Software

Location of Patches

Location of Documentation

Related Software

Optional Software

Software That Can Be Used With the Logical Domains Manager

System Controller Software That Interacts With Logical Domains Software

Upgrading to Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Software

Upgrade From Logical Domains 1.0 Software Only

Known Issues

General Issues

I/O MMU Bypass Mode Is No Longer Needed

Service Processor and System Controller Are Interchangeable Terms

Cards Not Supported

In Certain Conditions, a Guest Domain's Solaris Volume Manager Configuration or Metadevices Can Be Lost

Logical Domain Channels and Logical Domains

Memory Size Requirements

Booting a Large Number of Domains

Cleanly Shutting Down and Power Cycling a Logical Domains System

Memory Size Requested Might Be Different From Memory Allocated

Logical Domains Variable Persistence

Oracle's Sun SNMP Management Agent Does Not Support Multiple Domains

Containers, Processor Sets, and Pools Are Not Compatible With CPU Power Management

Fault Management

Delayed Reconfiguration

Cryptographic Units

Bugs Affecting the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Software

Logical Domains Manager Does Not Validate Disk Paths and Network Devices

Disk Paths

Network Devices

Hang Can Occur With Guest OS in Simultaneous Operations

Behavior of the ldm stop-domain Command Can Be Confusing

Cannot Set Security Keys With Logical Domains Running

OpenBoot PROM Variables Cannot be Modified by the eeprom(1M) Command When the Logical Domains Manager is Running

Logical Domains Manager Does Not Retire Resources On Guest Domain After a Panic and Reboot

Guest Domain With Too Many Virtual Networks on the Same Network Using DHCP Can Become Unresponsive

The scadm Command Can Hang Following an SC or SP Reset

Simultaneous Net-Installation of Multiple Domains Fails When in a Common Console Group

Solaris Volume Manager Volumes Built on Slice 2 Fail JumpStart When Used as the Boot Device in a Guest Domain

If the Oracle Solaris 10 5/08 OS Is Installed on a Service Domain, Attempting a Net Boot of the Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 OS on Any Guest Domain Serviced by It Can Hang the Installation

Logical Domains Manager Can Take Over 15 Minutes to Shut Down a Domain

Sometimes, Executing the uadmin 1 0 Command From an Logical Domains System Does Not Return the System to the OK Prompt

Logical Domains Manager Displays Migrated Domains in Transition States When They Are Already Booted

Logical Domains Manager Does Not Start If the Machine Is Not Networked and an NIS Client Is Running

Migration Can Fail to Bind Memory Even If the Target Has Enough Available

Migration Does Not Fail If a vdsdev on the Target Has a Different Back End

Constraint Database Is Not Synchronized to Saved Configuration

Explicit Console Group and Port Bindings Are Not Migrated

VIO DR Operations Ignore the Force (-f) Option

ldmconfig Might Cause the Root File System of the Control Domain to Become Full and Halt the System

Guest Domain Sometimes Fails to Make Proper Domain Services Connection to the Control Domain

ldmd Might Dump Core If Multiple set-vcpu Operations Are Performed on the Control Domain While It Is in Delayed Reconfiguration Mode

Virtual Network Devices Are Not Created Properly on the Control Domain

Cannot Connect to Migrated Domain's Console Unless vntsd Is Restarted

I/O Domain or Guest Domain Panics When Booting From e1000g

Guest Domain Might Fail to Successfully Reboot When a System Is in Power Management Elastic Mode

ldm Commands Are Slow to Respond When Several Domains Are Booting

Spurious ds_ldc_cb: LDC READ event Message Seen When Rebooting the Control Domain or a Guest Domain

Migrated Domain With MAUs Contains Only One CPU When Target OS Does Not Support DR of Cryptographic Units

Confusing Migration Failure Message for Real Address Memory Bind Failures

Newly Added NIU/XAUI Adapters Are Not Visible to Host OS If Logical Domains Is Configured

Dynamically Removing All the Cryptographic Units From a Domain Causes SSH to Terminate

Atlas PCI Express Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Card Shows Four Subdevices in ldm list-io -l Output

ldm set-domain -i Command Fails to Completely Configure the Domain as Specified by the XML File

ldmp2v Command: ufsdump Archiving Method Is No Longer Used

ldmp2v convert Command: VxVM Warning Messages During Boot

Dynamic Reconfiguration of MTU Values of Virtual Network Devices Sometimes Fails

Active Guest Domain Erroneously Shown to Be in Transition Mode

ldmconfig -c Command Fails Silently

Memory DR Is Disabled Following a Canceled Migration

Migration of a Guest Domain That Has Hybrid I/O-Enabled Virtual Network Devices Panics the Service Domain

Migrated Guest Domain Hangs If It Has CPUs That Are Offline, Faulted, or Spare

ldmconfig Command Does Not Save Virtual Disk Service Devices for Bound Domains

Migration of a Domain That Has an Enabled Default DRM Policy Results in a Target Domain Being Assigned All Available CPUs

Uncooperative Oracle Solaris Domain Migration Can Be Blocked If cpu0 Is Offline

Sometimes DR Requests Fail to Remove All Requested CPUs

When Re-creating a Guest Domain From an XML File, the Domain Should be Created by Using the CPU Allocation Unit and Not the Whole Core Number

Inactive or Bound Domains Allow the Coexistence of the Whole-Core Constraint With an Enabled DRM Policy

ldm set-vcc port-range Command While in Delayed Reconfiguration Mode Fails to Hold the New port-range Value After Reboot

Using ldm stop -a Command on Domains in a Master-Slave Relationship Leaves the Slave With the stopping Flag Set

Guest Domain Might Panic After the Domain Is Started With the ldm start Command

ldmp2v convert Command: The drd Daemon Is Not Always Enabled

ldc_close: (0xb) unregister failed, 11 Warning Messages

Memory DR Removal Operations With Unplumbed NIU nxge Instances Can Cause a Kernel Panic, Panic - Generated at user request

Memory DR Removal Operations With Multiple Plumbed NIU nxge Instances Can Hang Indefinitely and Never Complete

Direct I/O Configuration Is Not Properly Rebuilt by the ldm init-system Command

Guest Domains Cannot Boot From an Exported DVD Device

Emulex HBA Permanently Destroyed If the Firmware Upgrade Is Interrupted

Block of Dynamically Added Memory Can Only Be Dynamically Removed as a Whole

Cryptographic Units Cannot Be Removed From the primary Domain

SPARC T3-1: Detect And Handle Disks That Are Accessible Through Multiple Direct I/O Paths

System Powers Off When a Memory Request Results in a Hypervisor Abort

nxge Driver Supports Only Eight Hybrid I/O Shares in a Guest Domain

Documentation Errata

Incorrect Parameter Names in the Input/Output Bus Table

virtinfo(1M) and Related API Man Pages Missing From the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release

Cannot Upgrade From Logical Domains 1.0 to Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0

Resolved Issues

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 RFEs and Bugs Fixed in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10

RFEs and Bugs Fixed for Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Software

What's New in This Release

The major changes for this release of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 software are as follows:

For information about features added to previous versions of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC (Logical Domains) software, see the What's New in Logical Domains Software wiki: