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Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Administration Guide
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1.  Overview of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

2.  Installing and Enabling Software

3.  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

10.  Managing Resources

11.  Managing Configurations

12.  Performing Other Administration Tasks

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

Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool Overview

Collection Phase

Preparation Phase

Conversion Phase

Back-End Devices

Installing the Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool



Install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool

Using the ldmp2v Command

B.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Configuration Assistant

C.  Logical Domains Manager Discovery

D.  Using the XML Interface With the Logical Domains Manager

E.  Logical Domains Manager XML Schemas



Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool Overview

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC P2V Tool automatically converts an existing physical system to a virtual system that runs in a logical domain on a chip multithreading (CMT) system. The source system can be any of the following:

The conversion from a physical system to a virtual system is performed in the following phases:

For information about the P2V tool, see the ldmp2v(1M) man page.

The following sections describe how the conversion from a physical system to a virtual system is performed in phases.

Collection Phase

The Collection phase runs on the system to be converted. To create a consistent file system image, ensure that the system is as quiet as possible and that all applications are stopped. The ldmp2v command creates a backup of all mounted UFS file systems, so ensure that any file systems to be moved to a logical domain are mounted. You can exclude mounted file systems that you do not want to move, such as file systems on SAN storage or file systems that will be moved by other means. Use the -x option to exclude such file systems. File systems that are excluded by the -x option are not re-created on the guest domain. You can use the -O option to exclude files and directories.

No changes are required on the source system. The only requirement is the ldmp2v script that was installed on the control domain. Ensure that the flarcreate utility is present on the source system.

Preparation Phase

The preparation phase uses the data collected during the collection phase to create a logical domain that is comparable to the source system.

You can use the ldmp2v prepare command in one of the following ways:

Conversion Phase

In the conversion phase, the logical domain uses the Solaris upgrade process to upgrade to the Oracle Solaris 10 OS. The upgrade operation removes all existing packages and installs the Oracle Solaris 10 sun4v packages, which automatically performs a sun4u-to-sun4v conversion. The convert phase can use an Oracle Solaris DVD iso image or a network install image. You can also use Custom JumpStart to perform a fully automated hands-off upgrade operation.