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Introduction to Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Virtual Environments

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Updated: August 2019

Goals of a Combined Virtualized Environment on a SPARC T5-2 System

    This chapter describes an example consolidation of existing systems that contain some virtual elements. By implementing this consolidation, you would accomplish the following goals:

  • Consolidate existing Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Solaris 10, and Solaris 8 servers onto a single SPARC server.

  • Increase hardware and software efficiency and streamline system maintenance through the exclusive use of virtual environments.

  • Run applications with different SRUs or update schedules on the same server by using Oracle Solaris kernel zones.

  • Maintain isolation and perform application monitoring by running each application in its own zone or guest domain.

Figure 3  Mapping Existing Systems Onto a Single SPARC T5-2 System

image:Graphic of a virtualized environment that consolidates             existing Oracle Systems and legacy Solaris systems.

The following migrations and consolidations are performed:

  • Two Oracle Solaris 11.1 systems, sol11-sys1 and sol11-sys2, run in the Oracle Solaris 11.3 guest domains ldg1 and ldg4. The guest domains ldg1 and ldg4 host applications in native Oracle Solaris zones and kernel zones.

  • The Solaris 8 system sol8-sys1 runs on an Oracle Solaris 10 guest domain ldg3.

  • Two Solaris 8 systems, sol8-sys2 and sol8-sys3, are migrated onto the solaris8 zones in an Oracle Solaris 10 guest domain ldg2.

The high-level tasks to perform the consolidation into virtual environments are described in the following sections.