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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019
 
 

How to Install a Guest Domain When the Install Server Is in a VLAN

Be careful when using the Oracle Solaris JumpStart feature to install a guest domain over the network when the installation server is in a VLAN. This feature is supported only on Oracle Solaris 10 systems.

For more information about using the Oracle Solaris JumpStart feature to install a guest domain, see How to Use the Oracle Solaris JumpStart Feature on an Oracle Solaris 10 Guest Domain.

  1. Configure the network device in untagged mode.

    For example, if the install server is in VLAN 21, configure the virtual network initially as follows:

    primary# ldm add-vnet pvid=21 vnet01 primary-vsw0 ldom1

    Do not configure any tagged VLANs (vid) for that virtual network device. You must do this because the OpenBoot PROM (OBP) is not aware of VLANs and cannot handle VLAN-tagged network packets.

  2. After the installation is complete and the Oracle Solaris OS boots, configure the virtual network in tagged mode.
    primary# ldm set-vnet pvid= vid=21, 22, 23 vnet01 primary-vsw0 ldom1

    You can now add the virtual network device to additional VLANs in tagged mode.