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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019
 
 

Glossary

This glossary defines terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC documentation.

A
API

Application programming interface.

ASN

Abstract Syntax Notation.

auditreduce

Command to merge and select audit records from audit trail files (see the auditreduce(8) man page).

auditing

Tracking changes to the system and identifying the user who made the changes.

authorization

A way in which to determine who has permission to perform tasks and access data by using Oracle Solaris OS rights.

B
bge

Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet driver on Broadcom BCM57xx devices.

BSM

Basic Security Module.

bsmconv

Command to enable the BSM (see the bsmconv(8) man page).

bsmunconv

Command to disable the BSM (see the bsmunconv(8) man page).

C
CMT

Chip multithreading.

compliance

Determining whether a system's configuration is in compliance with a predefined security profile.

constraints

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.

control domain

A privileged domain that creates and manages other logical domains and services by using the Logical Domains Manager.

D
DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

DIO

Direct I/O.

DMA

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.

DMP

Dynamic Multipathing (Veritas).

domain

See logical domain.

DPS

Data plane software.

DR

Dynamic reconfiguration.

drd

Oracle Solaris OS dynamic reconfiguration daemon for Logical Domains Manager (see the drd(8) man page).

DRM

Dynamic resource management.

DS

Domain Services module.

DVD

Digital versatile disc.

E
EFI

Extensible firmware interface.

ETM

Encoding Table Management module.

F
FC_AL

Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop.

FMA

Fault Management Architecture.

fmd

Oracle Solaris OS fault manager daemon (see the fmd(8) man page).

format

Disk partitioning and maintenance utility (see the format(8) man page).

fmthard

Command to populate label on hard disks (see the fmthard(8) man page).

G
Gb

Gigabit.

guest domain

Uses services from the I/O and service domains and is managed by the control domain.

GLDv3

Generic LAN Driver version 3.

H
hardening

Modifying Oracle Solaris OS configuration to improve security.

hypervisor

Firmware layer interposed between the operating system and the hardware layer.

I
I/O domain

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.

IB

Infiniband.

IDE

Integrated Drive Electronics.

IDR

Interim Diagnostics Release.

ILOM

Integrated Lights Out Manager, a dedicated system of hardware and supporting software that enables you to manage your server independently of the operating system.

I/O

Input/output devices, such as internal disks and PCIe controllers and their attached adapters and devices.

ioctl

Input/output control call.

IPMP

Internet Protocol Network Multipathing.

K
kaio

Kernel asynchronous input/output.

KB

Kilobyte.

KU

Kernel update.

L
LAN

Local-area network.

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

LDC

Logical domain channel.

ldm

Logical Domains Manager utility (see the ldm(8) man page).

ldmd

Logical Domains Manager daemon.

lofi

Loopback file.

logical domain

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.

Logical Domains Manager

A CLI to create and manage logical domains and allocate resources to domains.

M
MAC

Media access control address, which Logical Domains Manager can automatically assign or you can assign manually.

MAU

Modular Arithmetic Unit.

MB

Megabyte.

MD

Machine description in the server database.

mem, memory

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.

metadb

Command to create and delete replicas of the Solaris Volume Manager metadevice state database (see the metadb(8) man page).

metaset

Command to configure disk sets (see the metaset(8) man page).

mhd

Command to perform multihost disk control operations (see the mhd(4I) man page).

MIB

Management Information Base.

minimizing

Installing the minimum number of core Oracle Solaris OS package necessary.

MMF

Multimode fiber.

MMU

Memory management unit.

mpgroup

Multipathing group name for virtual disk failover.

mtu

Maximum transmission unit.

N
NIS

Network Information Services.

NIU

Network Interface Unit (Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers).

NTS

Network terminal server.

NVRAM

Non-volatile random-access memory.

nxge

Driver for an NIU 10Gb Ethernet adapter.

O
OID

Object identifier, which is a sequence of numbers that uniquely identifies each object in a MIB.

OVF

Open Virtualization Format.

P
P2V

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.

PA

Physical address.

PCI

Peripheral component interconnect bus.

PCIe

PCI EXPRESS bus.

PCI-X

PCI Extended bus.

pcpu

Physical CPU.

physical domain

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 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.

physical function

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.

physio

Physical input/output.

PICL

Platform Information and Control Library.

picld

PICL daemon (see the picld(8) man page).

PM

Power management of virtual CPUs and memory.

praudit

Command to print contents of an audit trail file (see the praudit(8) man page).

PRI

Priority.

R
RA

Real address.

RAID

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, which enables you to combine independent disks into a logical unit.

RPC

Remote Procedure Call.

S
SAN

Storage Area Network.

SASL

Simple Authentication and Security Layer.

SAX

Simple API for XML parser, which traverses an XML document. The SAX parser is event-based and used mostly for streaming data.

system controller (SC)

Also see service processor.

SCSA

Sun Common SCSI Architecture.

SCSI HBA

SCSI Host Bus Adapter.

service domain

Logical domain that provides devices, such as virtual switches, virtual console connectors, and virtual disk servers, to other logical domains.

SMA

System Management Agent.

SMF

Service Management Facility.

SMI

Structure of Management Information, which defines and groups managed objects for use by a MIB.

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol.

service processor (SP)

The SP, also known as the system controller (SC), monitors and runs the physical machine.

SP configuration

Name of the logical domain SP configuration that is saved on the service processor.

SR-IOV

Single root I/O virtualization.

SSH

Secure Shell.

ssh

Secure Shell command (see the ssh(1) man page).

sshd

Secure Shell daemon (see the sshd(8) man page).

SunVTS

Sun Validation Test Suite.

svcadm

Manipulates service instances (see the svcadm(8) man page).

T
TLS

Transport Layer Security.

U
UDP

User Diagram Protocol.

unicast

Network communication that takes place between a single sender and a single receiver.

uscsi

User SCSI command interface (see the uscsi(4I) man page).

UTP

Unshielded twisted pair.

V
var

Variable.

VBSC

Virtual blade system controller.

vcc, vconscon

Virtual console concentrator service with a specific port range to assign to guest domains.

vcons, vconsole

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.

vcpu

Virtual central processing unit. Each core in a server is represented as a virtual CPU.

vdc

Virtual disk client.

vdisk

A virtual disk is a generic block device associated with different types of physical devices, volumes, or files.

vds, vdiskserver

Virtual disk server enables you to import virtual disks into a logical domain.

vdsdev, vdiskserverdevice

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.

virtual function

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.

VNIC

A VNIC is a virtual NIC. When configured by using the dladm create-vnic command, a virtual NIC behaves like a physical NIC. You can configure a virtual NIC on an SR-IOV virtual function and on a virtual network device (VNET). See Creating Virtual NICs on SR-IOV Virtual Functions and Configuring Virtual NICs on Virtual Network Devices.

vldc

Virtual logical domain channel service.

vldcc

Virtual logical domain channel client.

vnet

Virtual network device implements a virtual Ethernet device and communicates with other vnet devices in the system by using the virtual network switch (vswitch).

vNTS

Virtual network terminal service.

vntsd

Oracle Solaris OS virtual network terminal server daemon for domain consoles (see the vntsd(8) man page).

volfs

Volume Management file system (see the volfs(4FS) man page).

vsw, vswitch

Virtual network switch that connects the virtual network devices to the external network and also switches packets between them.

VTOC

Volume table of contents.

VxDMP

Veritas Dynamic Multipathing.

VxVM

Veritas Volume Manager.

X
XFP

eXtreme Fast Path.

XML

Extensible Markup Language.

XMPP

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol.

Z
ZFS

Zettabyte File System.

zpool

ZFS storage pool (see the zpool(8) man page).

ZVOL

ZFS Volume Emulation Driver.