This post is one of a series of notes on Oracle VM Manager support for Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly named Logical Domains)
As described in
Oracle VM Manager support for SPARC,
Oracle VM Manager with
Oracle VM Server 3.2
now supports SPARC servers running Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0 (formerly called Logical Domains).
The Manager can discover SPARC servers running the Oracle VM Server Agent,
arrange them into pools of up to 32 servers,
define and control virtual machines on them, and
administer the storage and network resources they depend on.
Administrators can control their virtual environment without having to log onto the
SPARC servers' control domains to issue commands. All tasks can be performed from the web browser.
Rather than describe this in text, the best thing to do is show it in demo format.
Fortunately, the wizardly Steen Schmidt has produced outstanding
Youtube videos showing Oracle VM Manager in action at https://www.youtube.com/user/gandalf3100.
This neatly illustrates how you can use Oracle VM Manager to control virtual machines on SPARC.
In a production deployment there would be multiple SPARC servers,
and the manager could be used to fire up virtual machines on the servers and live migrate them
based on administrator request or based on resource policies.
Next post: discussion of how to install the Oracle VM Agent on SPARC.