In general, Logical Domains Manager names can be up to 256 characters in length.
The following sections describe the naming restrictions in the Logical Domains Manager CLI.
First character must be a letter, a number, or a forward slash (/).
Subsequent letters must be letters, numbers, or punctuation.
File names that are used in virtual disk back ends, virtual switch device names, and path file names
The names must contain only letters, numbers, or punctuation.
The length of domain configuration names (or SP configuration names) is limited by the SP. The limit is currently around 69 characters but could vary by platform.
The following error results if you specify an SP configuration name that is too long:
primary# ldm add-spconfig \ test567890123456789212345678931234567894123456789512345678961234567897 Error: Operation failed because an invalid configuration name was given
Virtual device service and client names
Virtual device names are used to create the devalias property, which is used by the OpenBoot PROM. However, the OpenBoot PROM does not support devalias names longer than 31 characters.
If you specify a virtual device name that exceeds 31 characters, the command succeeds but the corresponding devalias property is not created. The command also issues the following warning:
primary# ldm add-vds primary-vds012345678901234567890 primary Warning: Device name primary-vds012345678901234567890 is too long to create devalias
Hardware path names
These names are paths to physical resources. These names are used to specify the iport in the ldm add-vsan command and the resource group in the ldm list-rsrc-group command.
All other names
First character must be a letter or number.
Subsequent characters must be letters, numbers, or any of the following characters -_+#.:;~().