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Part I Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0 Software

1.  Overview of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

2.  Installing and Enabling Software

3.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC 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

9.  Migrating Domains

Introduction to Domain Migration

Overview of a Migration Operation

Software Compatibility

Security for Migration Operations

Migrating a Domain

Performing a Dry Run

Performing Non-Interactive Migrations

Migrating an Active Domain

Domain Migration Requirements for CPUs

Migration Requirements for Memory

Migration Requirements for Physical I/O Devices

Migration Requirements for Virtual I/O Devices

Migration Requirements for NIU Hybrid I/O

Migration Requirements for Cryptographic Units

Delayed Reconfiguration in an Active Domain

Migrating While an Active Domain Has the Power Management Elastic Policy in Effect

Operations on Other Domains

Migrating a Domain From the OpenBoot PROM or a Domain That Is Running in the Kernel Debugger

Migrating Bound or Inactive Domains

Migration Requirements for Virtual I/O Devices

Migration Requirements for PCIe Endpoint Devices

Monitoring a Migration in Progress

Canceling a Migration in Progress

Recovering From a Failed Migration

Migration Examples

10.  Managing Resources

11.  Managing Domain Configurations

12.  Performing Other Administration Tasks

Part II Optional Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

13.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool

14.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Configuration Assistant (Oracle Solaris 10)

15.  Using Power Management

16.  Using the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Management Information Base Software

17.  Logical Domains Manager Discovery

18.  Using the XML Interface With the Logical Domains Manager



Migrating Bound or Inactive Domains

Only a few domain migration restrictions apply to a bound or inactive domain because such domains are not executing at the time of the migration.

The migration of a bound domain requires that the target machine is able to satisfy the CPU, memory, and I/O constraints of the domain to be migrated. If these constraints cannot be met, the migration will fail.


Caution - When you migrate a bound domain, the virtual disk back-end options and mpgroup values are not checked because no runtime state information is exchanged with the target machine. This check does occur when you migrate an active domain.

The migration of an inactive domain does not have such requirements. However, the target machine must satisfy the migrated domain's constraints when a bind is later attempted, or the domain binding will fail.

Migration Requirements for Virtual I/O Devices

For an inactive domain, no checks are performed of the virtual I/O (VIO) constraints. So, the VIO servers do not need to exist for the migration to succeed. As with any inactive domain, the VIO servers must exist and be available at the time the domain is bound.

Migration Requirements for PCIe Endpoint Devices

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.