Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.2 Administration Guide

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Updated: May 2015

Migrating Bound or Inactive Domains

Only a few domain migration restrictions apply to a bound or inactive domain because such domains are not executing at the time of the migration. Therefore, you can migrate between different platform types, such as SPARC T3 to SPARC T5 platforms or Fujitsu M10 platforms, because no runtime state is being copied across.

The migration of a bound domain requires that the target machine is able to satisfy the CPU, memory, and I/O constraints of the domain to be migrated. If these constraints cannot be met, the migration will fail.


Caution  - When you migrate a bound domain, the virtual disk back-end options and mpgroup values are not checked because no runtime state information is exchanged with the target machine. This check does occur when you migrate an active domain.

The migration of an inactive domain does not have such requirements. However, the target machine must satisfy the migrated domain's constraints when a bind is later attempted or the domain binding will fail.

Note - After a domain migration completes, save a new configuration to the SP of both the source and target systems. As a result, the state of the migrated domain is correct if either the source or target system undergoes a power cycle.