The following Oracle VM Server for SPARC features are deprecated in this release of the software and might be removed from the product in a future release:
The Oracle Solaris 10 OS is no longer supported for use in an SR-IOV root domain. In addition, SR-IOV I/O domain support in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS is deprecated and will be removed in a future product update.
The network interface functionality of an Oracle VM Server for SPARC vsw driver was deprecated in Oracle Solaris 11.1. The Oracle VM Server for SPARC vsw driver continues to provide virtual network switching functionality for guest domains. See Oracle Solaris 11 Networking Overview in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.2 Administration Guide .
Setting the threading property to manage single-thread workloads on SPARC T4 platforms is deprecated. By default, domains are created for maximum throughput, and the Oracle Solaris OS automatically uses the critical thread API to optimize for single-thread workloads.
Using the –c option of the add-vcpu, set-vcpu, and rm-vcpu subcommands to manage hard partitioning is deprecated. Instead, use the add-core, set-core, or rm-core subcommand to assign whole cores. Also, use the add-domain or set-domain subcommand to specify the CPU cap (max-cores).
Using the Hybrid I/O feature is deprecated in favor of using the single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) feature.
Future Oracle VM Server for SPARC releases will no longer support the running of the Oracle Solaris 10 OS in control domains. You can continue to run the Oracle Solaris 10 OS in guest domains, root domains, and I/O domains when using future releases. Oracle Solaris 10 patches will continue to be provided for Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.2 based on the documented support policy.
In future Oracle VM Server for SPARC releases, the ldmp2v utility will no longer be updated to address bug fix or enhancement requests. This utility will no longer be supported, but will continue to be included and documented as part of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC software.
Future Oracle VM Server for SPARC releases will no longer include the ldmconfig utility as it runs only on Oracle Solaris 10 control domains. This utility will no longer be updated to address bug fix or enhancement requests.
Using the ldm migrate-domain -p filename command to initiate a non-interactive migration operation is deprecated. Instead, use SSL certificate-based authentication. See Configuring SSL Certificates for Migration in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.2 Administration Guide .