Oracle VM Server for SPARC (Solaris 10 Logical Domains) Administration — A 1 day course
This intensive one-day course covers all the areas necessary to install and administrate the Oracle VM Server for SPARC software on CMT (Core Multi-Threaded) servers. It starts with server access configuration, followed by firmware issues, and then examines building the Solaris 10 OS and installing the latest Logical Domain Manager (LDOM) software. This is followed by LDOM configuration of the Control and Service domains, and a variety of guest domains each running their own operating system.
Further administration tasks such as changing domain resources are also covered.
Each student will have exclusive use of a Sun workstation and full access to a CMT server for the duration of the course.
Each student will be provided with a full set of training notes. This course is equivalent to the SA-345-S1 course.
This course is suitable for Solaris 10 on CMT server platforms, and the Solaris Logical Domain manager software version 1.2.
You may be interested in our Live Upgrade Workshop, a further one-day course covering the powerful built-in upgrading software.
This course is suitable for experienced Solaris 10 administrators.
Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices
A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.
Logical Domains Introduction
- LDOM topics covered on this course
- LDoms positioning and uses
- LDoms supported operating systems
- LDoms example scenarios
- Logging in
- Serial line connection
- Erasing firmware password
- Setting a password
- Network access
- Display network settings
- Setting a static network address
- Network access via ssh
- System console (ok prompt)
- Returning to ALOM
- System poweron
Installing Solaris and the Logical Domain Manager (LDM) software
- How to install the Solaris software on the server with considerations for LDOM hosting
- Downloading the LDM software
- Preparing to install LDM software
- Locating firmware patches Installing a firmware update Installing patches
Installing LDOM software
- Logical domain types
- Creating virtual services in the control domain
Control Domain Configuration
- Listing resources
- VPCUs and memory
- Configuration storage
- Control Domain network configuration
- The Virtual Network Terminal Server Daemon (vntsd)
- Do I need separate Service and I/O domains?
- Creating a Guest Domain
- Listing resources
- Disk space allocation for a Guest Domain
- Using ZFS disk space for a Guest Domain
- Using ZFS emulated volumes for virtual disk
- Creating the Guest Domain and assigning resources
Guest domain OS installs and storage options
- Installing a Guest Domain using an ISO image
- Installing a Guest Domain with network boot
- Building the OS in a Guest Domain
- Guest Domain Golden Image for rapid deployment
Alternatives for domain backend disk storage
- Using a UFS file as a Virtual Disk
- Using an iSCSI target as a Virtual Disk
- Using a physical disk or slice as a Virtual Disk
- Assigning extra storage to existing zones
- Exporting storage multiple times
Network Configuration Options
- Virtual device and interface naming
- MAC Addresses allocation - automatically or manually?
- Configuring IPMP
- VLAN support
- Link aggregations
Guest Domain configuration with XML files
Guest Domains running Solaris 8 and 9
- Solaris 8 zone example with installation
Listing Domain Information - more examples
Reconfiguration of Guest Domain Resources
- Changing the numbers of virtual CPUs and MAUs in a domain
- Changing the amount of memory in a domain
- Immediate and delayed reconfiguration issues
- Migrating guest domains to other systems