1 Reply Latest reply: May 18, 2012 12:42 PM by 908246 RSS

    Setting up VM server (LDOMS) on Solaris 10 T4-1

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      Hi

      I have a T4-1, equipped with Solaris 10 & VM 2.1-server Build (default build of 6 Guest domains. There 2 single port Fibre Cards. Please Assume my host is called 't4-1' and there are 6 domain already created by default,

      (1) How to I make accessible Local storage accessuibel to a Guest domain ?
      I have 6 x 300GB disk and was thinking of cretaing a ZFS RAIDZ Pool from them prior, or is that not the correct logical first step ?

      (2) How do I reconfigure a guest domain for, let say 8GB of Memory & 300GB of Local storage or 300GB of Fibre storage

      (3) Also example of configuring the vSwitch. with 4NICs & upto 6 VMS, I'm thinking of bonding two NICs with the remain NICS as failovers, with both production, managment & Backup traffic accross the same NICs - There is a spearte Backup Network

      (4) How to monitor these guest domains

      Many thanks in advance for your examples

      ms. stevie
        • 1. Re: Setting up VM server (LDOMS) on Solaris 10 T4-1
          908246
          (1) How to I make accessible Local storage accessuibel to a Guest domain ?
          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23120_01/html/821-2854/usingzfswithvirtualdisks.html#scrolltoc

          (2) How do I reconfigure a guest domain for, let say 8GB of Memory & 300GB of Local storage or 300GB of Fibre storage
          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23120_01/html/821-2854/creatingandstartingguestdomain.html#scrolltoc
          See 3.

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23120_01/html/821-2854/creatingandstartingguestdomain.html#scrolltoc
          See 5.
          You can export a physical disk, disk slice, volumes, or file as a block device. The following examples show a physical disk and a file.

          (3) Also example of configuring the vSwitch. with 4NICs & upto 6 VMS, I'm thinking of bonding two NICs with the remain NICS as failovers
          In Solaris 10 - use dladm to bond NICs. Failover? Either create separate bonds to separate traffic or bond them all together.
          a. Create aggreagte of 4 NICs called aggr1
          b. (Control LDOM) bash-3.00# ldm add-vswitch net-dev=aggr1 mtu=1500 id=0 primary-vsw0 primary
          c. guest1# ldm add-vnet mtu=1500 vnet0 primary-vsw0 <guest1 ldom name>
          d. guest2# ldm add-vnet mtu=1500 vnet0 primary-vsw0 <guest2 ldom name>
          e. guest3# ldm add-vnet mtu=1500 vnet0 primary-vsw0 <guest3 ldom name>
          f. guest4# ldm add-vnet mtu=1500 vnet0 primary-vsw0 <guest4 ldom name>
          ...