1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 11, 2013 4:14 AM by Pascal Kreyer-Oracle RSS

    Convert physical solaris 9 in to virtual machine

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      Hi all,

       

      I am trying to convert a physical server into virtual.

       

      This server has Oracle DB and SAP installed.

       

      I've installed solaris 10 with branded zones.

       

      I've already created a flar image of the physical machine and installed it in the zone that i have created.

       

      I can boot the machine and see some of the data, but i cant start the SAP services.

       

      For what i can see, i dont have the variables that exists in the physical server, and also the system configuration files (like /etc/hosts) are not the same.

       

      This is the command that i have used to create the flar

       

      flarcreate -n sap -c -x /flarimage/ /flarimage/sap.flar

       

      During the creation of the flar, those errors appeard:

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/sIN1.WORLD" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#1468.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#801.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#500.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#9458.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#1058.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#7262.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#751.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#635.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#631.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#645.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#26800.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/sIN1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#862.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#18582.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#1343.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#764.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#18591.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#3751.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#613.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#558.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#26550.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#23680.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#27818.1" ?

      cpio: "var/tmp/.oracle/s#21581.1" ?

       

       

      I think the problem might be with the flar image creation, but i am not sure.

       

      This is my first time with solaris, so i am really noob

       

      Any ideas, or other option to convert the server?

       

      Thanks in advance for your support.

      Tiago Duarte