This glossary defines terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC documentation.
Application programming interface.
Abstract Syntax Notation.
Command to merge and select audit records from audit trail files (see the auditreduce(1M) man page).
Tracking changes to the system and identifying the user who made the changes.
A way in which to determine who has permission to perform tasks and access data by using Oracle Solaris OS rights.
Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet driver on Broadcom BCM57xx devices.
Basic Security Module.
Command to enable the BSM (see the bsmconv(1M) man page).
Command to disable the BSM (see the bsmunconv(1M) man page).
Determining whether a system's configuration is in compliance with a predefined security profile.
Name of the 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.
- control domain
A privileged domain that creates and manages other logical domains and services by using the Logical Domains Manager.
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.
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).
Command to populate label on hard disks (see the fmthard(1M) man page).
- guest domain
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.
Firmware layer interposed between the operating system and the hardware layer.
- I/O domain
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, a dedicated system of hardware and supporting software that enables you to manage your server independently of the operating system.
Input/output devices, such as internal disks and PCIe controllers and their attached adapters and devices.
Input/output control call.
Internet Protocol Network Multipathing.
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.
- logical domain
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 Domains Manager
A CLI to create and manage logical domains and allocate resources to domains.
Media access control address, which Logical Domains Manager can automatically assign or you can assign manually.
Modular Arithmetic Unit.
Machine description in the server database.
- mem, memory
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.
Command to create and delete replicas of the Solaris Volume Manager metadevice state database (see the metadb(1M) man page).
Command to configure disk sets (see the metaset(1M) man page).
Command to perform 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.
Netra DPS Logical Domain Channel Client. See also vdpcc.
Netra DPS Logical Domain Channel Service. See also vdpcs.
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.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool.
Peripheral component interconnect bus.
PCI EXPRESS bus.
PCI Extended bus.
- physical domain
The scope of resources that are managed by a single Oracle VM Server for SPARC instance. A physical domain might be a complete physical system as is the case of supported SPARC T-Series platforms. Or, it might be either the entire system or a subset of the system as is the case of supported SPARC M-Series platforms.
- physical function
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.
Command to print contents of an audit trail file (see the praudit(1M) man page).
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, which enables you to combine independent disks into a logical unit.
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.
- system controller (SC)
Also see service processor.
- service domain
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, which defines and groups managed objects for use by a MIB.
Simple Network Management Protocol.
- service processor (SP)
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).
Transport Layer Security.
User Diagram Protocol.
Network communication that takes place between a single sender and a single receiver.
User SCSI command interface (see the uscsi(7I) man page).
Unshielded twisted pair.
Virtual blade system controller.
- vcc, vconscon
Virtual console concentrator service with a specific port range to assign to guest domains.
- vcons, vconsole
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.
- vds, vdiskserver
Virtual disk server enables you to import virtual disks into a logical domain.
- vdsdev, vdiskserverdevice
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.
- virtual function
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 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 domain consoles (see the vntsd(1M) man page).
Volume Management file system (see the volfs(7FS) man page).
- vsw, vswitch
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.