We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle VM Server for SPARC
new release delivers significant virtual networking performance improvements, more flexibility to configure I/O virtualization, and
further enhancements for cross-CPU secure live migration to help customers take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by SPARC servers
and the Oracle Solaris
See the key features and benefits delivered in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1:
- Virtual network performance improvements: Significantly improve the virtual networking performance up to 5 times faster. For example, guest to external network approaches wire-speed at ~9Gb/s; while for the guest to guest within the same host, it's measured up to 16Gb/s. For more details, read the blog.
- Extends the Direct I/O and SR-IOV features to non-Primary root domains. For more details, read the blog.
- Adds InfiniBand device support to the SR-IOV feature in addition to the Ethernet devices.
- Adds the Fault Management Architecture (FMA) blacklisting feature. When
FMA detects faulty CPU or memory resources, Oracle VM Server for SPARC
places them on a blacklist. A faulty resource that is on the blacklist
cannot be reassigned to any domains until FMA marks it as being
- Adds a recovery mode feature that automatically recovers domain
configurations that cannot be booted because of faulty or missing
- Adds the ldmpower command to show per-domain, power-consumption information.
- Adds support for VNICs on virtual networks.
Read the blog
to learn the in-depth details of the new release and how to upgrade to the latest release. Please review the What's New
section and the documentation
about specific details of required and minimum software and supported platforms. Visit the download page
for instructions to download the required software.
Support for Systems provides fully-integrated support for your
server hardware, firmware, OS, and virtualization software. Visit oracle.com/support
for information about Oracle's support offerings for Sun systems.
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For more information about Oracle's virtualization, visit oracle.com/virtualization