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Old 08-06-2009
Can SunOS be virtualized?

As the title reads; is it possible to virtualize a Sun server running the sparc processor? I know VMWare can do SunOS with the x86 processor, but we have several Sun Servers with the Sparc processor and I would like to move it to a virtual environment.
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Old 08-06-2009
I believe you're stuck with Solaris Zones if using a SPARC system.
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Old 08-06-2009
QEMU (git repositories) or Simics (https://www.simics.net/) are two multi-OS simulators that support SPARC.
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Old 08-06-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by seg
I believe you're stuck with Solaris Zones if using a SPARC system.
and on the coolthreads server you can use LDOMs.
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Old 08-06-2009
What's the purpose of virtualization in your case? Is it to get more performance, etc. for production and scale - or are you wanting a less expensive lab?
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Old 08-06-2009
Zones (Containers) are a very efficient way to virtualize Solaris.
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Old 08-06-2009
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Originally Posted by kduffin
What's the purpose of virtualization in your case? Is it to get more performance, etc. for production and scale - or are you wanting a less expensive lab?

We have a DR site and I want to protect our applications running on SunOS. So in the unfortunate event of a disaster, I can failover our SunOS apps to the DR site.

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