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Chapter 1 Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1, 3.1.1, and 3.1 Release Notes

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 Maintenance Update

What's New in This Release

What's New in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 Maintenance Update

What's New in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1 Release

What's New in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Release

System Requirements

Supported Platforms

Required Software and Patches

Required Oracle Solaris OS Versions

Required Oracle Solaris OS Versions for the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 Maintenance Update

Required Oracle Solaris OS Versions for Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1

Required Oracle Solaris OS Versions for Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1

Required Software to Enable the Latest Oracle VM Server for SPARC Features

Required System Firmware Patches

Minimum Version of Software Required

Direct I/O Hardware and Software Requirements

PCIe SR-IOV Hardware and Software Requirements

Non-primary Root Domain Hardware and Software Requirements

Recovery Mode Hardware and Software Requirements

Location of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

Location of Patches

Location of Documentation

Related Software

Software That Can Be Used With the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

System Controller Software That Interacts With Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Optional Software

Upgrading to the Current Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

Upgrading to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 Software

Upgrading to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1 Software

Upgrading to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Software

Deprecated Oracle VM Server for SPARC Features

Known Issues

General Issues

Cannot Unbind Domains When They Provide Services to Each Other

Guest Domain Cannot Run the Oracle Solaris 10 OS When More Than 1024 CPUs Are Assigned

Avoid Creating a Configuration Where Two Domains Provide Services to Each Other

Upgrading From Oracle Solaris 10 OS Older Than Oracle Solaris 10 5/08 OS

Service Processor and System Controller Are Interchangeable Terms

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

How to Find a Guest Domain's Solaris Volume Manager Configuration or Metadevices

Memory Size Requirements

Booting a Large Number of Domains

Cleanly Shutting Down and Power Cycling an Oracle VM Server for SPARC System

How to Power Off a System With Multiple Active Domains

How to Power Cycle the 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

Delayed Reconfiguration

Cryptographic Units

ldmp2v convert Command: VxVM Warning Messages During Boot

Oracle Hard Partitioning Requirements for Software Licenses

Upgrade Option Not Presented When Using ldmp2v prepare -R

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

ldmp2v Command: ufsdump Archiving Method Is No Longer Used

Only One CPU Configuration Operation Is Permitted to Be Performed During a Delayed Reconfiguration

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 ldmd Daemon Does Not Start If Multiple Virtual Switches Are Assigned to a Single Network Adapter

Oracle Solaris Boot Disk Compatibility

Domain Migration Restrictions

Version Restrictions for Migration

CPU Restrictions for Migration

Version Restrictions for Cross-CPU Migration

Domains That Have Only One Virtual CPU Assigned Might Panic During a Live Migration

Oracle VM Server for SPARC MIB Issues

snmptable Command Does Not Work With the Version 2 or Version 3 Option

SR-IOV Issues

Bad Trap Panic Occurs Rarely When Rebooting an Oracle Solaris 10 Root Domain That Has SR-IOV Virtual Functions Assigned to Guest Domains

prtdiag Might Cause an Oracle Solaris 10 Root Domain to Panic After Destroying SR-IOV Virtual Functions

Control Domain Hangs When Stopping or Starting I/O Domains

Warnings Appear on Console When Creating Fibre Channel Virtual Functions

Fibre Channel Physical Function Configuration Changes Require Several Minutes to Complete

Fujitsu M10 System Has Different SR-IOV Feature Limitations

InfiniBand SR-IOV Issues

Misleading Messages Shown For InfiniBand SR-IOV Operations

Bugs Affecting the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

Bugs Affecting the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 Software

Live Migration Might Fail With Unable to restore ldc resource state on target Domain Migration of LDom failed

Recovery Mode Fails With ldmd in Maintenance Mode When Virtual Switch net-dev Is Missing

Migration to a SPARC M5 or SPARC T5 System Might Panic With suspend: get stick freq failed

Logical Domains Manager Does Not Prohibit the Creation of Circular Dependencies

Bugs Affecting the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1 Software

Live Migration Might Fail With Unable to restore ldc resource state on target Domain Migration of LDom failed

Fibre Channel Physical Function Is Faulted by FMA And Disabled

Virtual Network LDC Handshake Issues Seen When There Are a Large Number of Virtual Network Devices Present

Sun Storage 16 Gb Fibre Channel Universal HBA Firmware Does Not Support Bandwidth Controls

Adding Memory After Performing a Cross-CPU Migration Might Cause a Guest Domain Panic

Incorrect Device Path for Fibre Channel Virtual Functions in a Root Domain

ldmd Dumps Core When Attempting to Bind a Domain in Either the Binding or Unbinding State

Bugs Affecting the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Software

Issues Might Arise When FMA Detects Faulty Memory

ldmd Service Fails to Start Because of a Delay in Creating virtual-channel@0:hvctl

Poor Affinity on the Control Domain When You Assign Memory Before You Assign CPUs in a Delayed Reconfiguration

Cannot Install the Oracle Solaris 11.1 OS Using an EFI GPT Disk Label on Single-Slice Virtual Disk

After Being Migrated, A Domain Can Panic on Boot After Being Started or Rebooted

Size of Preallocated Machine Description Buffer Is Used During Migration

Attempting to Resize a Guest Domain's Virtual CPUs After a Successful Core Remap Operation Might Fail

Oracle Solaris 10: Non-primary Root Domain Hangs at Boot on a primary Reboot When failure-policy=reset

Virtual Network Hang Prevents a Domain Migration

ldmpower Output Sometimes Does Not Include Timestamps

mac_do_softlso Drops LSO Packets

Migration Failure: Invalid Shutdown-group: 0

Autosave Configuration Is Not Updated After the Removal of a Virtual Function or a PCIe Device

ldmp2v convert Command Failure Causes Upgrade Loop

Domain Migrations From SPARC T4 Systems That Run System Firmware 8.3 to SPARC T5, SPARC M5, or SPARC M6 Systems Are Erroneously Permitted

Guest Domain Panics at lgrp_lineage_add(mutex_enter: bad mutex, lp=10351178)

Guest Domains in Transition State After Reboot of the primary Domain

Panic Occurs in Rare Circumstances When the Virtual Network Device Driver Operates in TxDring Mode

A Domain That Has Only One Virtual CPU Assigned Might Panic During a Live Migration

ldm migrate -n Should Fail When Cross-CPU Migration From SPARC T5, SPARC M5, or SPARC M6 System to UltraSPARC T2 or SPARC T3 System

Recovery Mode Should Support PCIe Slot Removal in Non-primary Root Domains

ldm list Does Not Show the evacuated Property for Physical I/O Devices

Invalid Physical Address Is Received During a Domain Migration

send_mondo_set: timeout Panic Occurs When Using the ldm stop Command on a Guest Domain After Stress

Subdevices Under a PCIe Device Revert to an Unassigned Name

WARNING: ddi_intr_alloc: cannot fit into interrupt pool Means That Interrupt Supply Is Exhausted While Attaching I/O Device Drivers

SPARC M5-32 and SPARC M6-32: panic: mpo_cpu_add: Cannot read MD

SPARC M5-32 and SPARC M6-32: Issue With Disks That Are Accessible Through Multiple Direct I/O Paths

ixgbevf Device in SR-IOV Domains Might Become Disabled When Rebooting the primary Domain

Reboot of the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 primary Domain Might Not Automatically Plumb or Assign an IP Address to a Virtual Function Interface

Oracle Solaris 10 Only: mutex_enter: bad mutex Panic in primary Domain During a Reboot or Shutdown

SPARC M5-32 and SPARC M6-32: LSI-SAS Controller Is Incorrectly Exported With SR-IOV

SPARC T5-8: Uptime Data Shows a Value of 0 for Some ldm List Commands

Cannot Set a Jumbo MTU for sxge Virtual Functions in the primary Domain of a SPARC T5-1B System

ldmd Is Unable to Set the mac-addr and alt-mac-addrs Property Values for the sxge Device

ldm list-io -d Output for an sxge Device on SPARC T5-1B System Is Missing Two Properties

ldm Fails to Evacuate a Faulty Core From a Guest Domain

Memory DR Operations Hang When Reducing Memory Below Four Gbytes

CPU DR of Very Large Number of Virtual CPUs Can Appear to Fail

Migration of a Guest Domain With HIO Virtual Networks and cpu-arch=generic Times Out While Waiting for the Domain to Suspend

SPARC T4-4: Unable to Bind a Guest Domain

Guest Domain Panics While Changing the threading Property Value From max-throughput to max-ipc

Control Domain Hangs on Reboot With Two Active Direct I/O Domains

No Error Message When a Memory DR Add is Partially Successful

Primary or Guest Domain Panics When Unbinding or Migrating a Guest Domain That Has Hybrid I/O Network Devices

Re-creating a Domain That Has PCIe Virtual Functions From an XML File Fails

Incorrect Error Message Issued When Changing the Control Domain From Using Whole Cores to Using Partial Cores

ldm init-system Command Might Not Correctly Restore a Domain Configuration on Which Physical I/O Changes Have Been Made

Logical Domains Manager Might Crash and Restart When You Attempt to Modify Many Domains Simultaneously

ldm list -o Command No Longer Accepts Format Abbreviations

Control Domain Requires the Lowest Core in the System

After Canceling a Migration, ldm Commands That Are Run on the Target System Are Unresponsive

Some Emulex Cards Do Not Work When Assigned to I/O Domain

Guest Domain Panics When Running the cputrack Command During a Migration to a SPARC T4 System

Oracle Solaris 11: DRM Stealing Reports Oracle Solaris DR Failure and Retries

Limit the Maximum Number of Virtual Functions That Can Be Assigned to a Domain

Guest Domain That Uses Cross-CPU Migration Reports Random Uptimes After the Migration Completes

Oracle Solaris 10: ixgbe Driver Might Cause a Panic When Booted With an Intel Dual Port Ethernet Controller X540 Card

Guest Domain Console Randomly Hangs on SPARC T4 Systems

Destroying All Virtual Functions and Returning the Slots to the Root Domain Does Not Restore the Root Complex Resources

ldm remove-io of PCIe Cards That Have PCIe-to-PCI Bridges Should Be Disallowed

ldm stop Command Might Fail If Issued Immediately After an ldm start Command

init-system Does Not Restore Named Core Constraints for Guest Domains From Saved XML Files

System Panics When Rebooting a primary Domain That Has a Very Large Number of Virtual Functions Assigned

Partial Core primary Fails to Permit Whole-Core DR Transitions

ldm list-io Command Shows the UNK or INV State After Boot

Migrating a Very Large Memory Domain on SPARC T4-4 Systems Results in a Panicked Domain on the Target System

Removing a Large Number of CPUs From a Guest Domain Fails

Cannot Use Oracle Solaris Hot-Plug Operations to Hot-Remove a PCIe Endpoint Device

nxge Panics When Migrating a Guest Domain That Has Hybrid I/O and Virtual I/O Virtual Network Devices

All ldm Commands Hang When Migrations Have Missing Shared NFS Resources

Logical Domains Agent Service Does Not Come Online If the System Log Service Does Not Come Online

Kernel Deadlock Causes Machine to Hang During a Migration

DRM and ldm list Output Shows a Different Number of Virtual CPUs Than Are Actually in the Guest Domain

Live Migration of a Domain That Depends on an Inactive Master Domain on the Target Machine Causes ldmd to Fault With a Segmentation Fault

DRM Fails to Restore the Default Number of Virtual CPUs for a Migrated Domain When the Policy Is Removed or Expired

Virtual CPU Timeout Failures During DR

Migration Failure Reason Not Reported When the System MAC Address Clashes With Another MAC Address

Simultaneous Migration Operations in “Opposite Direction” Might Cause ldm to Hang

Removing a Large Number of CPUs From the Control Domain Fails

System Running the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS That Has the Elastic Policy Set Might Hang

pkgadd Fails to Set ACL Entries on /var/svc/manifest/platform/sun4v/ldmd.xml

SPARC T3-1: Issue With Disks That Are Accessible Through Multiple Direct I/O Paths

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

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

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

An In-Use MAC Address Can be Reassigned

ldmconfig Cannot Create a Domain Configuration on the SP

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

Memory DR Is Disabled Following a Canceled Migration

Dynamic Reconfiguration of MTU Values of Virtual Network Devices Sometimes Fails

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

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

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

Using Logical Domains mpgroup With MPXIO Storage Array Configuration for High-Disk Availability

ldm Commands Are Slow to Respond When Several Domains Are Booting

Oracle Solaris 11: Zones Configured With an Automatic Network Interface Might Fail to Start

Oracle Solaris 10: Virtual Network Devices Are Not Created Properly on the Control Domain

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

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

Explicit Console Group and Port Bindings Are Not Migrated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

scadm Command Can Hang Following an SC or SP Reset

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

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

OpenBoot PROM Variables Cannot be Modified by the eeprom Command When the Logical Domains Manager Is Running

Cannot Set Security Keys With Logical Domains Running

Behavior of the ldm stop-domain Command Can Be Confusing

Documentation Issues

ldm1M Man Page: Describe the Limitation for Using the mblock Property

ldm1M Man Page: Improve description of the ldm list -o status Command

ldm1M Man Page: Only ldm add-spconfig -r Performs a Manual Recovery

Resolved Issues

Resolved Issues in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 Release

Resolved Issues in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1 Release

Resolved Issues in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.0.1 Release

Resolved Issues in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Release

Chapter 1

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1, 3.1.1, and 3.1 Release Notes

These release notes contain changes for this release, a list of supported platforms, a matrix of required software and patches, and other pertinent information, including bugs that affect the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1, Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1, and Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 software.


Note - Oracle VM Server for SPARC features are added and maintained on the supported hardware platforms listed in Supported Platforms. However, new features will not be added and existing features will not be maintained on hardware platforms that have been removed from the list.

As a rule, new Oracle VM Server for SPARC features and functionality are made available for all price-listed, supported T-Series and M-Series servers from Oracle and Fujitsu M10 systems at the time that the Oracle VM Server for SPARC software is released and not for SPARC based systems that have already passed their last-order date.



Note - The Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 software includes all of the bug fixes since the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0 release and is the patch update for the existing releases. If you are running the earlier Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0 or Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 software, upgrade to the latest Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1.1.1 update to obtain additional bug fixes.