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  • March 28, 2019

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6.1 Released

Jeff Savit
Product Management Senior Manager

We are pleased to announce the release of Orcle VM Server for SPARC 3.6,1. This new release is integrated with Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU 7 and provides bug fixes plus new and enhanced features. These include

  • Reliability improvements in Logical Domains Manager startup, synchronization with Hypervisor and Service Processor, and several 'ldm' subcommands.
  • Improvement in Oracle VM Tools to better enable moving existing workloads onto modern hardware, OS & virtualized environments.
  • Live migration reliability improvements and improved diagnostic messages when problems occur.

For further information, see the What's New page and the Release Notes on the Oracle VM Server for SPARC documentation page.  For additional resources:

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Comments ( 2 )
  • DavidH Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Hello Jeff!

    I am glad for your updates on Oracle VM for SPARC!

    Can you give any idea on what's in the feature roadmap for LDoms, such as:
    1. live-migration of storage underlying a SPARC LDom
    2. KSplice for Solaris Control Domains (Solaris 11.4 introduced the mechanics to KSplice)
    3. Next generation SPARC, possibly from Fujitsu, to refresh the M8
    4. Oracle VM for ARM, with Solaris at the base with ZFS

    Regards, David Halko
    http://netmgt.blogspot.com
  • Jeff Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Hi David,

    We can't discuss futures in public, so please work through your Oracle account reps to get discussions going.

    FWIW, I use ZFS when I want to move a domain's storage: I make a new vdisk on the target storage device, set it up as a mirrored ZFS pool with the one I want to vacate, and wait for the resilvering to complete. When that's done I break the ZFS mirror and throw away the copy on the storage I am vacating. Works in logical domains, on Oracle VM Server for x86, and on bare metal. Yet another way ZFS makes things better!

    Regards, Jeff
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