Sun Virtualization: Sun Solaris 10 Logical Domains Administration

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Unix Curriculum
Code SA-345-S10

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Virtualization Trends in the Datacenter (3 topics)

  • Describe the virtualization need
  • Describe the benefits of an dynamic datacenter
  • Describe Sun Microsystems' virtualization technologies

Solaris Logical Domains Fundamentals (20 topics)

  • Describe LDoms architecture
  • Identify appropriate hardware platform
  • Describe core/thread affinity model on CMT systems
  • Describe Hypervisor software concepts
  • Describe the LDoms Manager
  • Define LDoms domain types:
  • Control domain
  • I/O domain
  • Service domain
  • Guest domain
  • Define LDom virtualization
  • Determine what to partition
  • Identify physical resources
  • Define virtual devices and services
  • Identify Ldom configuration guidelines and requirements
  • Identify resource requirements for control domains
  • Identify resource requirements for I/O and service domains
  • Determine how many domains are needed
  • Define cryptographic devices and virtual CPUs
  • Identify logical domains configuration requirements and guidelines

Preparing a System for Logical Domains (18 topics)

  • Install the required firmware to support LDoms
  • Identify which hardware to use
  • Configure a system to support LDoms
  • Perform Solaris configuration:
  • Obtain the correct build of the Solaris OS
  • Check the Solaris OS version
  • Patch Solaris to include the latest Ldoms support
  • Perform Firmware configuration:
  • Check firmware versions
  • Update firmware version
  • Run the install-ldm script:
  • Logical domains manager and security packages
  • User access to run ldm commands
  • Administer security:
  • Security toolkit
  • RBAC
  • Audit controls
  • Perform a quick test of the logical domains manager

Creating a Control and Service Logical Domain (4 topics)

  • Describe the Logical Domains Manager (LDoms) ldm command
  • Identify control and service domain resources
  • Create default virtual services
  • Setup the control domain

Creating Guest Logical Domains (3 topics)

  • Create a guest logical domain
  • JumpStart a guest logical domain
  • Verify a guest logical domain configuration

Advanced Logical Domain Administration (10 topics)

  • Add and remove virtual CPUs to logical domains
  • Add memory to logical domains
  • Configure a group console
  • Create a split PCI configuration
  • Configure file-based virtual disks
  • Configure ZFS-based virtual disks
  • Configure virtual switch and service domain for NAT and routing
  • Configure IPMP in the logical domain environment
  • Configure virtual I/O failover
  • Backup, remove, and restore logical domains


To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to: - Administer the Solaris 10 OS - Administer Ethernet networks - Perform basic Sun Fire server initial setup tasks

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