vNICs on vNets now available

| Apr 9, 2013

Solaris network virtualization

One of the powerful features of Solaris 11 is support for virtual networks, described in Using Virtual Networks in Oracle Solaris 11.1, and also known by the project name "Crossbow". Solaris 11 lets administrators define virtual networks consisting of virtual network interface cards (VNICs), virtual (more...)

Console logging in Oracle VM Server for SPARC

| Mar 7, 2013
A new feature in Oracle VM Server for SPARC provides logging for guest domain consoles. Console I/O - all text on the serial console - is logged for all or selected domains, including text that appears before the domain boots Solaris. Logs are stored in files under the directory /var/log/vntsd/domain. These directories are root-owned to protect them from unauthorized access.

Prerequisites

This feature requires Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0. The service domain providing the virtual console concentrator (vcc) service (typically the control domain) must run Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 (or equivalent patch level) or Oracle Solaris 11. (more...)