This glossary defines terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC documentation.A
Command to merge and select audit records from audit trail files (see the auditreduce(1M) man page).
A way in which to determine who has permission to perform tasks and access data by using Oracle Solaris OS rights.
Determining whether a system's configuration is in compliance with a predefined security profile.
To the Logical Domains Manager, constraints are one or more resources you want to have assigned to a particular domain. You either receive all the resources you ask to be added to a domain or you get none of them, depending upon the available resources.
A privileged domain that creates and manages other logical domains and services by using the Logical Domains Manager.
Direct Memory Access is the ability to directly transfer data between the memory and a device (for example, a network card) without involving the CPU.
See logical domain.
Oracle Solaris OS dynamic reconfiguration daemon for Logical Domains Manager (see the drd(1M) man page).
Domain that has direct ownership of and direct access to physical I/O devices and that shares those devices to other logical domains in the form of virtual devices.
Integrated Lights Out Manager, a dedicated system of hardware and supporting software that enables you to manage your server independently of the operating system.
Input/output devices, such as internal disks and PCIe controllers and their attached adapters and devices.
Logical Domains Manager utility (see the ldm(1M) man page).
A virtual machine comprised of a discrete logical grouping of resources, which has its own operating system and identity within a single computer system. Also called a domain.
A CLI to create and manage logical domains and allocate resources to domains.
Media access control address, which Logical Domains Manager can automatically assign or you can assign manually.
Memory unit – default size in bytes, or specify gigabytes (G), kilobytes (K), or megabytes (M). Virtualized memory of the server that can be allocated to guest domains.
Command to create and delete replicas of the Solaris Volume Manager metadevice state database (see the metadb(1M) man page).
Object identifier, which is a sequence of numbers that uniquely identifies each object in a MIB.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool. See Chapter 19, Oracle VM Server for SPARC Physical-to-Virtual Conversion Tool in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 Administration Guide.
The scope of resources that are managed by a single Oracle VM Server for SPARC instance. A physical domain might be a complete physical system as is the case of supported SPARC T-series servers and SPARC S-series servers. Or, it might be either the entire system or a subset of the system as is the case of supported SPARC M-series servers.
A PCI function that supports the SR-IOV capabilities as defined in the SR-IOV specification. A physical function contains the SR-IOV capability structure and is used to manage the SR-IOV functionality. Physical functions are fully featured PCIe functions that can be discovered, managed, and manipulated like any other PCIe device. Physical functions have full configuration resources, and can be used to configure or control the PCIe device.
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, which enables you to combine independent disks into a logical unit.
Simple API for XML parser, which traverses an XML document. The SAX parser is event-based and used mostly for streaming data.
Logical domain that provides devices, such as virtual switches, virtual console connectors, and virtual disk servers, to other logical domains.
The SP, also known as the system controller (SC), monitors and runs the physical machine.
Virtual console concentrator service with a specific port range to assign to guest domains.
Virtual console for accessing system-level messages. A connection is achieved by connecting to the vconscon service in the control domain at a specific port.
A virtual disk is a generic block device associated with different types of physical devices, volumes, or files.
Virtual disk server device is exported by the virtual disk server. The device can be an entire disk, a slice on a disk, a file, or a disk volume.
A PCI function that is associated with a physical function. A virtual function is a lightweight PCIe function that shares one or more physical resources with the physical function and with other virtual functions that are associated with the same physical function. Virtual functions are only permitted to have configuration resources for its own behavior.
Virtual network interface card, which is a virtual instantiation of a physical network device that can be created from the physical network device and assigned to a zone.
Virtual network device implements a virtual Ethernet device and communicates with other vnet devices in the system by using the virtual network switch (vswitch).
Oracle Solaris OS virtual network terminal server daemon for domain consoles (see the vntsd(1M) man page).
Virtual network switch that connects the virtual network devices to the external network and also switches packets between them.