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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 course.

Further courses lead to administrator certifications; for full details click here: Solaris Certification

Our Solaris courses are suitable training for Solaris Certification

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DURATION 1 day VENUE Newark (N) Training Centre
PRICE £375 * BOOKING CONTACT Mick Hosegood email
*see note at bottom for special savings! For pricing for a course run especially for your organisation, please see our custom page 

COURSE DATES: This course is scheduled on demand, please call or email us to arrange a date


Scheduled on demand

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 07736-475838 or email enquiries@firstalt.co.uk for advice if in doubt. For details of all our Solaris courses click here.

FOLLOW UPS: You may be interested in our Live Upgrade Workshop, a further one-day course covering the powerful built-in upgrading software.

For those involved in administrating networks, our Solaris 10 Network Administration course would be ideal, and leads to the exam:- 

  • Oracle 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 future request.

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)



Logical Domains Introduction

  • LDOM topics covered on this course.
  • LDoms positioning and uses.
  • LDoms supported operating systems.
  • LDoms example scenarios.

System Firmware

  • 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.

Installing Solaris and the Logical Domain Manager (LDM) software

  • How to install the Solaris software on the server with considerations for LDOM hosting.
  • Obtaining the LDM software.
  • Preparing to install LDM software.
  • Locating firmware patches Installing a firmware update. Installing patches.

Installing LDOM software

  • Logical domain type including Guest, IO, Service and Root domains
  • Creating virtual services in the control domain, including disk, network and virtual terminals.

Control Domain Configuration

  • Listing resources.
  • MAUs.
  • Cores, 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? What is a root domain?

Guest 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.
  • Using ZFS for 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.
  • Creating a separate IO domain by assigning a PCI bus or endpoints.
  • Using backend disk storage mutlipathing.

Network Configuration Options

  • Virtual device and interface naming.
  • MAC Addresses allocation - automatically or manually?
  • Configuring IPMP.
  • VLAN support.
  • Link aggregations. (DLMP and 802.3ad)

Guest Domain configuration with XML files.

Guest Domains running Solaris 8 and 9 Zones

  • 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.
  • Whole-core allocation issues.
  • Changing the amount of memory in a domain.
  • T4 (and onwards) Server CPU issues.
  • Immediate and delayed reconfiguration issues.
  • Migrating guest domains to other systems

Upgrading the Logical Domain Manager Software

Domain Configuration Storage and backup Issues.



Multiple Bookings
If you book more than one place on our courses on the same order, you are entitled to a 10% discount.

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