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.
Sun xVM Ops Center
Sun Docs: Sun xVM Hypervisor Overview
Understanding the Sun xVM Hypervisor Architecture
Sun xVM Hypervisor wiki
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