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Introduction to Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Virtual Environments

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Updated: August 2019
 
 

Implementing the Combined Virtualized Configuration

This section describes the steps to implement the virtualized environment shown in Mapping Existing Systems Onto a Single SPARC T5-2 System. A systems overview and background requirements are described in Implementation Assumptions.

The following tasks are required to implement the combined virtualized solution:

  1. Configure and Install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

  2. Configure and Install Oracle Solaris Zones

  3. Configure and Install Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

  4. Create Zones That Run Legacy Solaris Systems in Virtual Oracle Solaris 10 Environments

Implementation Assumptions

    Review the following overview and requirements prior to implementing your virtualized environment.

  • The Oracle Solaris 11.3 operating system, which includes the Oracle VM Server for SPARC software, is installed on the SPARC T5-2 host called system.

  • The system firmware on system supports Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones.

    To verify that you have the correct versions of the software and firmware installed, run the following commands:

    pkg install entire

    Shows whether the server runs at least the Oracle Solaris 11.3 operating system.

    ldm -V

    Shows whether the server runs at least the Logical Domains Manager 3.3 software and at least version 9.5.1 of the system firmware.

Configure and Install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software

    Use this procedure to configure and install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC software.

  1. Configure services and the Oracle VM Server for SPARC control domain.

    Set up the control domain services on the SPARC T5-2 system. See Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Installation Guide.

    For information about Oracle VM Server for SPARC security features, see "Oracle VM Server for SPARC Security" in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide.

  2. Configure and install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC guest domains.

    Create and start the following guest domains:

    1. ldg1 – Runs the Oracle Solaris 11.3 operating system. ldg1 hosts the following zones:

      • zone1, a solaris branded zone which runs a database application

      • zone2, a solaris branded zone which runs a web server application

      • kzone1, a solaris-kz branded zone, or kernel zone, that hosts an application running a different SRU from the rest of the server

    2. ldg2 – Runs the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system and hosts the following zones:

      • sol8-zone2, a solaris8 branded zone running a legacy application

      • sol8-zone3, a solaris8 branded zone running a legacy application

    3. ldg3 – Runs the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system

    4. ldg4 – Runs the Oracle Solaris 11.3 operating system and hosts the following zones:

      • zone3, a solaris branded zone that hosts user logins

      • kzone2, a solaris-kz branded zone that runs another application managed on a monthly, rather than quarterly cycle

    See "Creating and Starting a Guest Domain" in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide.

    After the guest domains are started, you can install the appropriate version of the Oracle Solaris OS software on the ldg1, ldg2, ldg3 and ldg4 guest domains. See "Installing Oracle Solaris OS on a Guest Domain" in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide.

  3. Convert the legacy Solaris 8 system sol8-sys1 to a logical domain on a SPARC T5-2 system.

    Use the Oracle VM Server for SPARC ldmp2v command to convert an existing physical Solaris 8 system onto a logical domain running Oracle Solaris 10. You can convert an Solaris 8, Solaris 9, or Oracle Solaris 10 system to a virtual system that runs the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system in a logical domain on a SPARC T5-2 system. See "Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool" in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 Administration Guide.

Configure and Install Oracle Solaris Zones

    Use this procedure to configure and install Oracle Solaris Zones.

  1. Configure Oracle Solaris zones in the guest domains.

  2. Install the zones.

    See Installing a Non-Global Zone in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.

Configure and Install Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

    Use this procedure to configure and install Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones.

  1. Configure the Oracle Solaris kernel zones in the guest domains.

  2. Install each kernel zone by using a kernel zone direct installation.

    See Directly Installing a Kernel Zone in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones.

Create Zones That Run Legacy Solaris Systems in Virtual Oracle Solaris 10 Environments

    Use this procedure to create zones that run legacy Solaris systems in virtual Oracle Solaris 10.

  1. Configure Solaris legacy containers.

    Configure Solaris legacy containers to migrate the Solaris 8 systems sol8-sys1 and sol8-sys2 onto the zone sol8-zone hosted in an Oracle Solaris 10 guest domain. The sol8-zone runs the Solaris 8 environment. See Chapter 4, Configuring a solaris8 Zone in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 8 Containers.

  2. Install the Solaris legacy containers.

    See Chapter 5, Installing the solaris8 Zone in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 8 Containers.