Logical Domains 1.3 Administration Guide

Roles for Logical Domains

All logical domains are the same and can be distinguished from one another based on the roles that you specify for them. There following are the roles that logical domains can perform:

You can install the Logical Domains Manager on an existing system that is not already configured with Logical Domains. In this case, the current instance of the OS becomes the control domain. Also, the system is configured as a Logical Domains system that has only one domain, the control domain. After configuring the control domain, you can balance the load of applications across other domains to make the most efficient use of the entire system. You do this by adding domains and moving those applications from the control domain to the new domains.