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Installing Sun xVM Hypervisor; Provisioning a Paravirtualized Solaris 10 DomU
Easy Step-by-step Approach
April 27, 2009,
Volume 134, Issue 5

Sun xVM Hypervisor: Step-by-step install procedure

Parts I and II of Paul Telles' blogs on the Sun xVM Hypervisor cover Basic Installation and Windows Vista DomU respectively.

In Part I Telles shows readers in four amply illustrated steps how to install the hypervisor and bring up an OpenSolaris 2008.11 control domain (aka Dom0). At the completion of this procedure, the user's system will be running the xVM Hypervisor and an OpenSolaris 2008.11 Dom0 for control and management of the virtualized environment.

The four steps are:

  • Create A New Boot Environment
  • Install The xVM Hypervisor Packages
  • Modify The GRUB Configuration File
  • Start The xVM Services

In Part II, Telles walks readers through how to provision a paravirtualized Solaris 10 DomU that is hypervisor aware and does not require specialized hardware virtualization support. The steps in this case are:

  • Update The Boot Environment
  • Create A DVD ISO Image
  • Provision A HVM Domain
  • Domain Start-up

At the completion of this procedure, a user's system will be running the xVM hypervisor, an OpenSolaris 2008.11 Dom0, and a newly provisioned Windows Vista DomU.

More Information

Sun xVM Ops Center

Sun Docs: Sun xVM Hypervisor Overview

Understanding the Sun xVM Hypervisor Architecture

Sun xVM Hypervisor wiki

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