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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019

How to Export a Physical Disk Slice as a Virtual Disk

  1. Export a slice of a physical disk as a virtual disk.

    For example, to export slice 0 of the physical disk c1t57d0 as a virtual disk, you must export the device that corresponds to that slice (c1t57d0s0) as follows.

    primary# ldm add-vdsdev /dev/dsk/c1t57d0s0 c1t57d0s0@primary-vds0

    You do not need to specify the slice option because a slice is always exported as a single-slice disk.

  2. Assign the disk to a guest domain.

    For example, assign the disk (pslice) to guest domain ldg1.

    primary# ldm add-vdisk pslice c1t57d0s0@primary-vds0 ldg1
  3. After the guest domain is started and running the Oracle Solaris OS, you can list the disk (c0d13, for example) and see that the disk is accessible.
    ldg1# ls -1 /dev/dsk/c0d13s*

    Although there are eight devices, because the disk is a single-slice disk, only the first slice (s0) is usable.