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1.  Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Release Notes

What's New in This Release

System Requirements

Supported Platforms

Required Software and Patches

Required and Recommended Oracle Solaris OS

Required Software to Enable Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Features

Required and Recommended System Firmware Patches

Minimum Version of Software Required

Direct I/O Hardware and Software Requirements

Live Domain Migration Requirements

Location of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software

Location of Patches

Location of Documentation

Related Software

Optional Software

Software That Can Be Used With the Logical Domains Manager

System Controller Software That Interacts With Logical Domains Software

Assigning Physical Resources to Domains

Managing Physical Resources on the Control Domain

Restrictions for Managing Physical Resources on Domains

Upgrading to Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software

Known Issues

General Issues

I/O MMU Bypass Mode Is No Longer Needed

Service Processor and System Controller Are Interchangeable Terms

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

Logical Domain Channels and Logical Domains

Memory Size Requirements

Booting a Large Number of Domains

Cleanly Shutting Down and Power Cycling a Logical Domains 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

Containers, Processor Sets, and Pools Are Not Compatible With CPU Power Management

Fault Management

Delayed Reconfiguration

Cryptographic Units

ldmp2v convert Command: VxVM Warning Messages During Boot

Extended Mapin Space Is Only Available in the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS and Oracle Solaris 11 OS

Graphical Configuration Assistant Tool Has Been Removed

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

Domain Migration Restrictions

Version Restrictions for Migration

CPU Restrictions for Migration

Oracle VM Server for SPARC MIB Issues

Incorrect ldomCryptoRpReserved Property Value

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

Bugs Affecting the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software

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

Named Cores Can Power Off All CPUs When in Bind Mode

Oracle Solaris 11 OS: Using Direct I/O to Remove Multiple PCIe Slots From the primary Domain on a Multi-Socket SPARC T-Series System Might Panic at Boot Time

Partial Core primary Fails to Permit Whole-Core DR Transitions

ldmconfig Is Only Supported on Oracle Solaris 10 Systems

Oracle VM Server for SPARC MIB Is Only Supported on Oracle Solaris 10 Systems

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

Removing a Large Number of CPUs From a Guest Domain

CPU Threading Mode Is Not Restored After a Domain Migration Is Canceled

A Large-Memory Domain in Elastic Mode Might Take a Long Time to Stop

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

install-ldm Hangs When Run By Using an Absolute Path From Another Directory

ldm add-dev Can Create a Device Alias That is Longer Than Supported by OpenBoot

Virtual Disk Validation Fails for a Physical Disk With No Slice 2

When incoming_migration_enabled=false, Outgoing Migrations Fail

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

Do Not Use the Sun Management Console Software to Monitor an Oracle VM Server for SPARC System

Incorrect SP Configuration Is Used as the Default

All ldm Commands Hang When Migrations Have Missing Shared NFS Resources

ldmd Fails to Remove Cores From a Domain That Has Partial Cores

Incorrect Return Status for a Failed CPU DR Operation on a Domain Booted in Single User Mode

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

Kernel Deadlock Causes Machine Hang During a Migration

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

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

Domain Bind Fails When XML File Has an Invalid Network or Disk Back End

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

SPARC T3: Oracle VM Server for SPARC Hangs When Performing Memory Operations

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

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

SPARC T3-1: Detect And Handle 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

ldmd Falsely Reports 100% CPU Utilization on a Domain

Guest Domains Cannot Boot From an Exported DVD Device

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

Cryptographic Units Cannot Be Removed From the primary Domain

Migration of a Guest Domain That Has Hybrid I/O-Enabled Virtual Network Devices Panics the Service Domain

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

Memory DR Is Not Supported With Some Physical Memory Configurations

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

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

ldm Commands Are Slow to Respond When Several Domains Are Booting

Guest Domain Might Fail to Successfully Reboot When a System Is in Power Management Elastic Mode

Spurious ds_ldc_cb: LDC READ event Message Seen When Rebooting the Control Domain or a Guest Domain

Guest Domain Sometimes Fails to Make Proper Domain Services Connection to the Control Domain

Virtual Network Devices Are Not Created Properly on the Control Domain

Newly Added NIU/XAUI Adapters Are Not Visible to 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

Constraint Database Is Not Synchronized to Saved Configuration

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 an 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

If the Oracle Solaris 10 5/08 OS Is Installed on a Service Domain, Attempting a Net Boot of the Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 OS on Any Guest Domain Serviced by It Can Hang the Installation

ldmd Might Dump Core If Multiple set-vcpu Operations Are Performed on the Control Domain While It Is in Delayed Reconfiguration Mode

Solaris Volume Manager Volumes Built on Slice 2 Fail JumpStart When Used as the Boot Device in a Guest Domain

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

The scadm Command Can Hang Following an SC or SP Reset

ldc_close: (0xb) unregister failed, 11 Warning Messages

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

Logical Domains Manager Does Not Retire Resources On Guest Domain After a Panic and Reboot

OpenBoot PROM Variables Cannot be Modified by the eeprom(1M) 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

Hang Can Occur With Guest OS in Simultaneous Operations

Sometimes DR Requests Fail to Remove All Requested CPUs

Documentation Errata

Incorrect Cross Reference to Required Software Information

ldm stop Command Description Is Misleading

Logical Domains Manager Package Name Incorrect in Upgrade Procedure

ILOM load Command Synopsis Uses Incorrect Character

Resolved Issues

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 RFEs and Bugs Fixed in Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS

RFEs and Bugs Fixed for Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software

RFEs and Bugs Fixed for Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software Patch

Upgrading to Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software


Caution - Do not downgrade to older versions of individual software and firmware components. Such downgrades are not recommended and might lead to unexpected behavior and failures.

Starting with the Logical Domains 1.0.1 release, you can upgrade to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 software, see Upgrade to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Software in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Administration Guide.

Note - Starting with Logical Domains 1.3, UltraSPARC T1 platforms are no longer supported. Earlier releases of the Logical Domains software continue to support these platforms. By default, the Oracle Solaris 11 OS includes Version 2.1 of the Logical Domains Manager, but not the changes that are provided by the Oracle Solaris 11 SRU 4.

However, Logical Domains Manager 2.1 is not supported on UltraSPARC T1 systems.