Oracle VM Server for SPARC
(Solaris Logical Domains) Administration
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 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,
including Network failover and domain migration.
Attendees have full access to a CMT server for
the duration of the course. This course is
equivalent to the D69088GC10
Further courses lead to
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click here: Solaris Certification
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COURSE DATES: This course is scheduled on
demand, please call or email us to arrange a
INTENSITY: About 40% of the
course is practicals, and 60% lectures.
RESOURCE: Each student will
have full access to a CMT server for the
duration of the course. Each student will be
provided with a full set of training notes.
PREREQUISITES: This course
is suitable for experienced Solaris 10 and 11
administrators. Please call 01636-893673 or
email email@example.com for advice if in
doubt. For details of all our Solaris courses
FOLLOW UPS: You may be
interested in our Live
Upgrade Workshop, a further one-day course
covering the powerful built-in upgrading
For those involved in
administrating networks, our Solaris 10 Network
Administration course would be ideal, and
leads to the exam:-
Certified Expert, Solaris Network
Administrator for Solaris 10
(1Z0-880, was CX-310-302)
PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each
student leaves the course with their own set of
training notes for the material covered; around
120 pages per day of training.
|Every student who attends
this course will be issued with a signed
certificate of course completion, which we
will be happy to "authenticate" upon
The examples from this course are
available (via the internet) to students
who have attended.
- This course is
suitable for Solaris 10 and 11 on CMT server
platforms, and the Oracle VM Server for
SPARC software version 3.4. (May 2016)
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
- 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 ILOM.
- System poweron.
Solaris and the Logical Domain Manager (LDM)
- How to install the Solaris software on
the server with considerations for LDOM
- Obtaining the LDM software.
- Preparing to install LDM software.
- Locating firmware patches Installing a
firmware update. Installing patches.
- Logical domain type including Guest,
IO, Service and Root domains
- Creating virtual services in the
control domain, including disk, network and
- Listing resources.
- Cores, VPCUs and memory.
- Configuration storage.
- Control Domain network configuration.
- The Virtual Network Terminal Server
- Do I need separate Service and I/O
domains? What is a root domain?
- Creating a Guest Domain.
- Listing resources.
- Disk space allocation for a Guest
- Using ZFS disk space for a Guest
- Using ZFS emulated volumes for virtual
- Creating the Guest Domain and assigning
Guest domain OS
installs and storage options.
- Installing a Guest Domain using an ISO
- Installing a Guest Domain with network
- Building the OS in a Guest Domain.
- Using ZFS for Guest Domain Golden Image
for rapid deployment.
domain backend disk storage
- Using a UFS file as a Virtual Disk.
- Using an iSCSI target as a Virtual
- Using a physical disk or slice as a
- Assigning extra storage to existing
- Exporting storage multiple times.
- Creating a separate IO domain by
assigning a PCI bus or endpoints.
- Using backend disk storage
- Virtual device and interface naming.
- MAC Addresses allocation -
automatically or manually?
- Configuring IPMP.
- VLAN support.
- Link aggregations. (DLMP and 802.3ad)
Domain configuration with XML files.
running Solaris 8 and 9 Zones
- Solaris 8 zone example with
Domain Information - more examples
of Guest Domain Resources
- Changing the numbers of virtual CPUs
and MAUs in a domain.
- Whole-core allocation issues.
- Changing the amount of
memory in a domain.
- T4 (and onwards) Server CPU issues.
- Immediate and delayed reconfiguration
- Migrating guest domains to other
Logical Domain Manager Software
Configuration Storage and backup Issues.