Logical Domains 1.3 Administration Guide

Migrating Bound or Inactive Domains

Because a bound or inactive domain is not executing at the time of the migration, there are fewer restrictions than when you migrate an active domain.

The migration of a bound domain requires that the target is able to satisfy the CPU, memory, and I/O constraints of the source domain. Otherwise, the migration will fail. The migration of an inactive domain does not have such requirements. However, the target must satisfy the domain's constraints when the binding occurred. Otherwise, the domain binding will fail.

Migrating CPUs in a Bound or Inactive Domain

You can migrate a bound or inactive domain between machines running different processor types and machines that are running at different frequencies.

The Solaris OS image in the guest must support the processor type on the target machine.

Migrating Virtual Input/Output in a Bound or Inactive Domain

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