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This list defines terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC documentation.
Application programming interface
Abstract Syntax Notation
Merge and select audit records from audit trail files (see the auditreduce(1M) man page).
Using Oracle Solaris OS auditing to identify the source of security changes
Setting up authorization using the Oracle Solaris OS RBAC
Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet driver on Broadcom BCM57xx devices
Basic Security module
Enable the BSM (see the bsmconv(1M) man page).
Disable the BSM (see the bsmunconv(1M) man page).
Determining if a system's configuration is in compliance with a predefined security profile
Name of logical domain configuration that is saved on the service processor
To the Logical Domains Manager, constraints are one or more resources you want to have assigned to a particular domain. You either receive all the resources you ask to be added to a domain or you get none of them, depending upon the available resources.
A privileged domain that creates and manages other logical domains and services by using the Logical Domains Manager
Central processing unit
Control Word Queue; cryptographic unit
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Direct Memory Access is the ability to directly transfer data between the memory and a device (for example, a network card) without involving the CPU.
Dynamic Multipathing (Veritas)
See logical domain.
A CLI to create and manage logical domains and allocate resources to domains
Data plane software
Oracle Solaris 10 OS dynamic reconfiguration daemon for Logical Domains Manager (see the drd(1M) man page).
Dynamic resource management
Domain Services module (Oracle Solaris 10 OS)
Digital versatile disc
Extensible firmware interface
Encoding Table Management module (Oracle Solaris 10 OS)
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop
Fault Management Architecture
Oracle Solaris 10 OS fault manager daemon (see the fmd(1M) man page).
Disk partitioning and maintenance utility (see the format(1M) man page).
Populate label on hard disks (see the fmthard(1M) man page).
File Transfer Protocol
Uses services from the I/O and service domains and is managed by the control domain.
Generic LAN Driver version 3.
Modifying Oracle Solaris OS configuration to improve security
Hard disk drive
Firmware layer interposed between the operating system and the hardware layer
Domain that has direct ownership of and direct access to physical I/O devices and that shares those devices to other logical domains in the form of virtual devices
Integrated Drive Electronics
Interim Diagnostics Release
Integrated Lights Out Manager
Input/output devices, such as internal disks and PCIe controllers and their attached adapters and devices
Input/output control call
Internet Protocol Network Multipathing
International Organization for Standardization
Kernel asynchronous input/output
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Logical domain channel
Logical Domains Manager utility (see the ldm(1M) man page).
Logical Domains Manager daemon
A virtual machine comprised of a discrete logical grouping of resources, which has its own operating system and identity within a single computer system. Also called a domain.
Logical unit number
Media access control address, which Logical Domains can automatically assign or you can assign manually
Modular Arithmetic Unit
Machine description in the server database
Memory unit – default size in bytes, or specify gigabytes (G), kilobytes (K), or megabytes (M). Virtualized memory of the server that can be allocated to guest domains.
Create and delete replicas of the Solaris Volume Manager metadevice state database (see the metadb(1M) man page).
Configure disk sets (see the metaset(1M) man page).
Multihost disk control operations (see the mhd(7i) man page).
Management Information Base
Installing the minimum number of core Oracle Solaris OS package necessary
Memory management unit
Multipathing group name for virtual disk failover
Maximum transmission unit
Network Address Translation
Netra DPS Logical Domain Channel Client. See also vdpcc.
Netra DPS Logical Domain Channel Service. See also vdpcs.
Network file system
Network Information Services
Network Interface Unit (Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers)
Network terminal server
Non-volatile random-access memory
Driver for an NIU 10Gb Ethernet adapter
Object identifier, which is a sequence of numbers that uniquely identifies each object in a MIB
Open Virtualization Format
Logical Domains Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool
Peripheral component interconnect bus
PCI EXPRESS bus
PCI Extended bus
A PCI function that supports the SR-IOV capabilities as defined in the SR-IOV specification. A physical function contains the SR-IOV capability structure and is used to manage the SR-IOV functionality. Physical functions are fully featured PCIe functions that can be discovered, managed, and manipulated like any other PCIe device. Physical functions have full configuration resources, and can be used to configure or control the PCIe device.
Platform Information and Control Library
PICL daemon (see the picld(1M) man page).
Power management of virtual CPUs and memory
Print contents of an audit trail file (see the praudit(1M) man page).
Programmable read-only memory
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Role-Based Access Control
Remote Procedure Call
Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Simple API for XML parser, which traverses an XML document. The SAX parser is event-based and used mostly for streaming data.
Also see service processor
Small Computer System Interface
Logical domain that provides devices, such as virtual switches, virtual console connectors, and virtual disk servers, to other logical domains
System Management Agent
Service Management Facility
Structure of Management Information
Simple Network Management Protocol
The SP, also known as the system controller (SC), monitors and runs the physical machine.
Single root I/O virtualization
Secure Shell command (see the ssh(1) man page).
Secure Shell daemon (see the sshd(1M) man page).
Sun Validation Test Suite
Manipulates service instances (see the svcadm(1M) man page).
Transmission Control Protocol
Transport Layer Security
User Diagram Protocol
UNIX File System
Network communication that takes place between a single sender and a single receiver
Universal Serial Bus
User SCSI command interface (see the uscsi(7I) man page).
Unshielded twisted pair
Virtual blade system controller
Virtual console concentrator service with a specific port range to assign to guest domains
Virtual console for accessing system-level messages. A connection is achieved by connecting to the vconscon service in the control domain at a specific port.
Virtual central processing unit. Each core in a server is represented as a virtual CPU.
Virtual disk client
A virtual disk is a generic block device associated with different types of physical devices, volumes, or files.
Virtual data plane channel client in a Netra DPS environment
Virtual data plane channel service in a Netra DPS environment
Virtual disk server enables you to import virtual disks into a logical domain
Virtual disk server device is exported by the virtual disk server. The device can be an entire disk, a slice on a disk, a file, or a disk volume.
A PCI function that is associated with a physical function. A virtual function is a lightweight PCIe function that shares one or more physical resources with the physical function and with other virtual functions that are associated with the same physical function. Virtual functions are only permitted to have configuration resources for its own behavior.
Virtual network interface card, which is a virtual instantiation of a physical network device that can be created from the physical network device and assigned to a zone.
Virtual local area network
Virtual logical domain channel service
Virtual logical domain channel client
Virtual network device implements a virtual Ethernet device and communicates with other vnet devices in the system by using the virtual network switch (vswitch)
Virtual network terminal service
Oracle Solaris 10 OS virtual network terminal server daemon for Logical Domains consoles (see the vntsd(1M) man page).
Volume Management file system (see the volfs(7FS) man page).
Virtual network switch that connects the virtual network devices to the external network and also switches packets between them
Volume table of contents
Veritas Dynamic Multipathing
Veritas Volume Manager
eXtreme Fast Path
Extensible Markup Language
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol
Zettabyte File System (Oracle Solaris 10 OS)
ZFS storage pool (see the zpool(1M) man page).
ZFS Volume Emulation Driver