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Deploying and Creating OVM Templates for SPARC Systems (Doc ID 2063739.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Oracle SuperCluster Specific Software
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


This document gives an introduction to OVM Templates on the SPARC platform.  It will introduce the command line utilities to create, deploy and configure templates and show how to deploy templates on standalone systems.  This document will use the life cycle of a sample template to demonstrate a simple use case.  It will not go into the details of template authoring.  It will enable you to get started with OVM Templates on SPARC.


In this document, it is assumed that you have basic knowledge of  the SPARC platform and hypervisor as well as basic Solaris system administrator knowledge.  Based on a simple example, it will introduce the tools to create, configure and deploy templates on SPARC systems.  Many details not required for the simple example will not be covered.  Those should be studied in the template authoring guide.  While this document focuses on standalone systems it also touches on templates for SuperCluster where this is relevant.


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In this Document
 Part 0: Install the Oracle VM for SPARC Template Utilities
 Part 1: Deploying an Existing Template
 Part 2: Creating Your Own Template
 Creating a Source Domain
 Defining the Properties
 Installing and Configuring the Application
 Creating the Template
 Deploying Your Template on a Standalone Server with Custom Properties
 Additional Notes
 Part 3: Disk Expansion Failures

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