I am trying to figure out how to run these is multiple Virtual Machines (LDoms). Unfortunately I cannot find a tutorial so am using the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4 Administration Guide; which is frustrating because it assumes a higher level of knowledge than I possess.
So far I have managed to create two client LDoms and installed Solaris 10 on one and Solaris 11 on the other. I was unable to network them; that is my next challenge.
I wish to be able to make snapshots of the LDoms as I go so that I can fall back if I make a mistake; also to be able to duplicate a usable LDom rather than have to start from the beginning each time I want a new virtual system. With this in mind I have used:
ldm list-constraints -x domain > XML_file
to make the configuration file, and I understand that one of
is required to restore it. The admin guide (mentioned above) does not state whether you should use
ldm remove-domain domain
before restoring the domain.
Can anyone help, either by giving me advice, or by directing me to a proper tutorial?
I also have physical Solaris 10 systems that, if I could, I would virtualise using the ldmp2v utility and run on one of my new systems while I sorted out a newer configuration on the other. I have managed to run it in Collection Phase, but need help in the Preparation and Conversion phases.
Hi. Yep Solaris 11 is different. That was just a slight gotcha I noticed for solaris 10. But in answer to your question. Try restoring the guest domain before deleting it, and see what happens. Ldm wont allow you to duplicate existing configs. So a simple delete and add should restore you to where you want.