Managing Virtual Machines on SPARC

Over the past couple of weeks I've described some features of the forthcoming xVM Ops Center 2.5 release including improved Windows and Container management.  Well, here's another feature that people should find exciting: managing SPARC virtual machines via the Logical Domains (LDOMS) hypervisor.  Ops Center 2.5 will for the first time unify the management of SPARC Virtual Machines, x86 Virtual Machines and Solaris Containers (on x86 or SPARC!).  Below is a sample screenshot from the new UI.  You'll notice it looks very similar to the previous Container pictures I've posted (and these look similar to the xVM Server management screens I've shown before).  This new release of Ops Center will truely unify Sun's virtualization portfolio.

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Will resource monitoring like cpu memory be broken out per zone? In Ops Center 2.1 all the monitors show the same data for global and non-global zones. Also will there be any diskIO monitor charts included?

Posted by Eli101 on June 03, 2009 at 08:21 AM PDT #

@Eli101 Yes, we're adding per zone accounting for the first time in 2.5. It's quite cool.

I'll have to check on the disk question.

Posted by Steve Wilson on June 03, 2009 at 01:25 PM PDT #

Has the LDOM management capability been finalised yet for xVM OC 2.5?

Will it be able to manage cold or warm LDOM migrations?

Posted by Steve Dennis on June 16, 2009 at 08:24 PM PDT #

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