Deploying and Creating OVM Templates for SPARC Systems
(Doc ID 2063739.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2019
LDOMS Oracle SuperCluster Specific Software SPARC Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
OVM Templates have been available for a long time. Documentation and various templates are readily available on OTN. However, most of the documentation is centered around OVM Manager and most of the templates are built for Linux on x86 hardware. 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.
The tools discussed in this article are included in Solaris 11.3. The tools are also available as a separate download on MOS as patch ID 21210110.
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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