Among the major new features included in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.2 are improvements in the capability for configuring VMs using whole-core allocation. Eric Sharakan explains the restrictions that were imposed in connection with the hard-partitioning licensing requirements by version 2.0. In the new release, Sharakan writes, the CLI options for managing whole-core allocations now permit users to enable whole-core allocation granularity without the onerous restrictions necessitated by the hard-partitioning CPU licensing requirements.
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