Some of the enhancements in OVM Server for SPARC 2.2 are reviewed in a post from Raghuram Kothakota, who deals specifically with added support for Metis-Q and Metis-E cards. In Kothakota's view these cards are important because they are the only cards that incorporate both FibreChannel and Ethernet, enabling a user to have both SAN storage and network access with just one card and one PCIe slot assigned to a logical domain. This reduces cost and helps when there are less number of slots in a given platform, the post asserts. Part numbers for both cards are included in the post.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.2: Improved Whole-core Allocation
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