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Old 03-02-2016, 06:46 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have purchased "Oracle SPARC" Server T5-2 which consists 16 GB of RAM and 16 Core Processor. Now, as per the client requirement, I need to install Solaris 11 directly on the Hardware as Virtual Server. So, I need to install Oracle Hypervisor (VM) first and then will be able to install Solaris 11 OS on it as Virtual Server.

Please clarify.

As per the official documentation provided by oracle, Solaris 10/11 is pre-installed on SPARC Hardware, which will entirely work as a single OS.

So, my query is, how to install Oracle Bare Metal (Type-I) Hypervisor on SPARC along with Solaris 11 OS on it. Basically, client wants total three (3) VMs of Solaris 11 OS.

Please guide and provide documentation to install Oracle VM and Solatis 11 from basic level.
 
Old 03-02-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Hello,

I have purchased "Oracle SPARC" Server T5-2 which consists 16 GB of RAM and 16 Core Processor. Now, as per the client requirement, I need to install Solaris 11 directly on the Hardware as Virtual Server. So, I need to install Oracle Hypervisor (VM) first and then will be able to install Solaris 11 OS on it as Virtual Server.

Please clarify. As per the official documentation provided by oracle, Solaris 10/11 is pre-installed on SPARC Hardware, which will entirely work as a single OS.

So, my query is, how to install Oracle Bare Metal (Type-I) Hypervisor on SPARC along with Solaris 11 OS on it. Basically, client wants total three (3) VMs of Solaris 11 OS.

Please guide and provide documentation to install Oracle VM and Solatis 11 from basic level.
To go back to this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post5432008

...where you say you're a 'certified Linux engineer and working on Main Frame Servers since 8+ years.", you should already know several things, like:
  • If you've PURCHASED a system, you also purchase SUPPORT
  • Oracle is NOT FREE, and with your purchased system, you have purchased support for Oracle
So...call Oracle and ASK THEM. Also, we are not going to provide you with ANY documentation....feel free to go look things up for yourself, and look at Oracle's knowledgebase. Asking us to do your research for YOUR JOB and YOUR CLIENT is fairly rude.
 
Old 03-02-2016, 02:16 PM   #3
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I'm afraid this kind of question is probably not relevant for a software or hardware vendor support. You call support when something is not working as documented (faulty hardware, a command which doesn't provide the expected output, a program crashing, etc.)

In that specific case, there is nothing that doesn't work as expected, just an obvious lack of knowledge.

@nishit, you need to read your hardware and software documentation (hints: logical domain, control domain, guest domains). By the way, this is not x86. There is no need to reinstall the OS to get a bare metal hypervisor. The hypervisor is already there, in UltraSPARC T hardware.
 
Old 03-03-2016, 07:34 AM   #4
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I'm afraid this kind of question is probably not relevant for a software or hardware vendor support. You call support when something is not working as documented (faulty hardware, a command which doesn't provide the expected output, a program crashing, etc.)

In that specific case, there is nothing that doesn't work as expected, just an obvious lack of knowledge.

@nishit, you need to read your hardware and software documentation (hints: logical domain, control domain, guest domains). By the way, this is not x86. There is no need to reinstall the OS to get a bare metal hypervisor. The hypervisor is already there, in UltraSPARC T hardware.
...which is what the OP was asking for. Documentation, and a step-by-step guide on how to set things up. Which brings us full-circle to "they purchased a system with full support, so calling support to get a guide/link to their knowledgebase would be best".

Oracle has all of this very well documented...however, I am not going to look up web links for someone, but will be happy to HELP them. This appears to be for someone who hired the OP to do a job, and the OP is now asking US to explain that job to them, look up the documentation, and provide a 'guide'. This is a recurring theme:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...server-854806/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-31-v3-826958/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...30-4175467004/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...gr-4175492812/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-4175531730/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rs-4175527408/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...mc-4175529089/

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Old 03-03-2016, 11:28 PM   #5
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Hello LQ Responders,

I admit that asking such question doesn't seem proper. Apart from my expertise in Linux and IBM AIX, I simply ask to provide Oracle Solaris Installation Documentation.

The actual thing is, One of the my client purchased SPARC Hardware to migrate their application from from HP-Unix to Oracle Solaris. They don't have any support/purchase related documents which is the main reason that no one was ready to provide Solaris Guest OS installation support.

As a freelancer, my task is to get the said assignment completed as per my best technical knowledge. I ain't carry any responsibility for OS/hardware failure. Thus, I am on safe side.

Due to short time for the said assignment, I simply asked LQ to guide for proper Solaris documentation. That's it. Simultaneously, I was also going thru official oracle solaris docs and finally got all the answers I was looking for.

I appreciate the response put by jlliagre. Your small word "logical domain" worked for me. This is what actually I was expecting.

Thanks to him only.
 
Old 03-04-2016, 01:00 AM   #6
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You should check if your client has a valid Solaris license (check chapter D of the following document) before accepting the assignment:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...es-135617.html
 
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Hello LQ Responders,

I admit that asking such question doesn't seem proper. Apart from my expertise in Linux and IBM AIX, I simply ask to provide Oracle Solaris Installation Documentation.
And we're simply telling you to GO LOOK IT UP YOURSELF. Asking us to do your research for you, hand you documentation, and provide you links is fairly rude. This is YOUR JOB for YOUR CLIENT...unless you're going to give us part of the pay you're receiving to do your job, don't ask us to do it for you.

We are happy to HELP...that means, YOU do the work, and if you're stuck, you post an ACTUAL QUESTION, with what you've done/tried on your own. Not "I need documentation and a step by step guide to perform this task for someone who is paying me to do it".
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The actual thing is, One of the my client purchased SPARC Hardware to migrate their application from from HP-Unix to Oracle Solaris. They don't have any support/purchase related documents which is the main reason that no one was ready to provide Solaris Guest OS installation support.
...and in your VERY FIRST POST, you said specifically: "I have purchased". And I find it VERY hard to believe that no one would give them ANY sort of support on a recently purchased system. Salespeople will bend over backwards trying to keep a customer. They could make one phone call to their sales person and ask, and they'll have support in no time.

Also, you have played this "License doesn't matter/not found/support won't help" card many times in the past.
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As a freelancer, my task is to get the said assignment completed as per my best technical knowledge. I ain't carry any responsibility for OS/hardware failure. Thus, I am on safe side.
...and your 'best technical knowledge' is posting here, asking us to look things up for you???
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Due to short time for the said assignment, I simply asked LQ to guide for proper Solaris documentation. That's it. Simultaneously, I was also going thru official oracle solaris docs and finally got all the answers I was looking for.

I appreciate the response put by jlliagre. Your small word "logical domain" worked for me. This is what actually I was expecting.
Thanks to him only.
And he gave you hints...why was it so hard for you to look things up to start with? As pointed out, you do this REPEATEDLY, despite being asked not to, and now you come back complaining of a "poor response"??? Did you read the "Question Guidelines" for LQ?

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