Automated installer. AI provides a customizable mechanism for installing the Oracle Solaris OS using an installation parameters file called an AI manifest.
Auto Service Request. Oracle software that provides the ability to notify Oracle Support automatically.
Boot environment. A bootable instance of the Oracle Solaris image. A BE can contain additional installed software packages.
A special pool on firmware-accessible devices that contains the set of files required to boot the Oracle Solaris kernel for a BE. Each dataset in the boot pool is linked to a BE. See also BE and pool.
Chip multiprocessing. Each CMIOU contains 1 CMP. A SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 server can contain a maximum of 8 CMPs. The SPARC M7-16 server can contain a maximum of 16 CMPs.
Chip multithreading. Processor technology enabling multiple hardware threads (also known as strands) to execute on the same chip, through multiple cores per chip, multiple threads per core, or through a combination of both.
A generic term used to refer to a ZFS file system, snapshot, clone, or volume.
Domain configurable unit. The smallest building block for PDomains. The SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 servers can have one or two DCUs. Those DCUs are static. Their assignment cannot be changed. The SPARC M7-16 server has four DCUs that you can assign to the host in any one of the four possible PDomains. See also PDomain.
If a server crashes, the crash dump is preserved in memory until after the server reboots. During the reboot, the crash dump files are extracted from memory to a predefined file system location.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Software that automatically assigns IP addresses to clients on a TCP/IP network. The SPs do not support DHCP. You must assign static IP addresses to SP components.
Datalink multipathing aggregations. An Oracle Solaris feature enabling you to configure several interfaces on a system as a single, logical unit to increase throughput of network traffic.
Embedded USB. A flash-based drive designed specifically to be used as a boot device. An eUSB does not provide storage for applications or customer data.
Host bus adapter. Provides I/O processing and physical connectivity between a server and a storage or network device.
Host channel adapter. Primarily used to describe InfiniBand interface cards.
See Oracle ILOM.
A networking communications standard that features very high throughput and very low latency.
IP network multipathing. An Oracle Solaris feature providing multipathing and load-balancing capabilities for IP network interfaces.
Internet protocol over InfiniBand.
Internet small computer system interface. An IP-based storage networking standard that enables a server to access storage across a network. In an iSCSI network, the remote storage is called the iSCSI target.
A virtual machine comprising a discrete logical grouping of resources that has its own operating system and identity within a single computer system.
Logical unit number. The term LUN is often used to denote a disk presented to a computer system by a storage array.
Network management. The NET MGT ports provide Ethernet connections to the SPs. Dedicated SPARC M7-16 server NET MGT ports connect the four SPPs to the two SPs.
Non-Volatile Memory Express. A specification for accessing solid-state drives attached through the PCIe bus.
Oracle firmware that enables a PDomain to boot the Oracle Solaris OS. Provides an interface for testing hardware and software interactively.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager. The system management firmware that is preinstalled on the server SPs.
Oracle Validation Test Suite. An application that exercises the system, provides hardware validation, and identifies possible faulty components.
Physical domain. The SPARC M7-8 server can be order with one or two PDomains. These PDomains are static and cannot be reconfigured. The SPARC M7-16 server can have one to four configured PDomains. These PDomains are dynamic. With dynamic PDomains, you can assign or unassign the DCUs in the PDomains as long as you stop and start the host.
The lead SPM of a PDomain. The PDomain SPM manages tasks and provides rKVMS service for that PDomain. In a SPARC M7-16 server, Oracle ILOM identifies one of the DCU SPMs from the pool of DCU SPMs on the same PDomain as the PDomain SPM to manage activity on that host. See also PDomain and SPM.
A logical group of devices describing the layout and physical characteristics of the available storage. Storage space for datasets is allocated from a pool. ZFS uses a model where storage devices are aggregated into a storage pool. See also boot pool, root pool, and dataset.
A server that is factory-installed in an Oracle rack. The SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 servers can be ordered rackmounted or stand-alone. See also stand-alone.
System configuration interactive tool. Enables you to specify configuration parameters on newly installed Oracle Solaris installations.
Service processor. For redundancy, the server contains two service processors, one active and one on standby.
Service processor proxy. One SPP is assigned to manage each PDomain. SPPs monitor environmental sensors and manage the CMIOUs, memory controllers, and DIMMs within the DCU. See also DCU SPM and PDomain SPM.
Support repository updates. Oracle customers with an active Oracle support plan can access the Oracle Solaris support package repository. This repository provides support releases called SRUs, which contain updates to Oracle Solaris OS software packages.
A server that is not factory-installed in an Oracle rack. You must install a stand-alone SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 server in your own rack. See also rackmounted.
A device that enables the CMIOUs to communicate with each other. The SPARC M7-16 server switch contains six switch units.
In the SPARC M7 series servers documentation, system refers to the /System level in the Oracle ILOM firmware.
Virtual network computing. The Oracle ILOM Remote System VNC Console is a VNC system implementation that enables you to remotely redirect the host server KVM events to a graphical shared desktop display.
See Oracle VTS.