Follow Techotopia on Twitter

On-line Guides
All Guides
eBook Store
iOS / Android
Linux for Beginners
Office Productivity
Linux Installation
Linux Security
Linux Utilities
Linux Virtualization
Linux Kernel
System/Network Admin
Programming
Scripting Languages
Development Tools
Web Development
GUI Toolkits/Desktop
Databases
Mail Systems
openSolaris
Eclipse Documentation
Techotopia.com
Virtuatopia.com

How To Guides
Virtualization
General System Admin
Linux Security
Linux Filesystems
Web Servers
Graphics & Desktop
PC Hardware
Windows
Problem Solutions

  




 

 

System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
Previous Next

Verifying System Elements

How to Verify Devices in /dev/xen

  • Change directories to /dev/xen and list the contents:
    # cd /dev/xen
    # ls
    balloon  domcaps  evtchn  privcmd  xenbus

How to Verify That the Required Packages Are Installed

The following packages must be installed to use the hypervisor and install and manage domains on your system.

  1. Verify that the following xvm software packages are installed on the system:
    # pkginfo | grep xvm
    system      SUNWxvmdomr       Hypervisor Domain Tools (Root)
    system      SUNWxvmdomu       Hypervisor Domain Tools (Usr)
    system      SUNWxvmh          Hypervisor Header Files
    system      SUNWxvmhvm        Hypervisor HVM
    system      SUNWxvmr          Hypervisor (Root)
    system      SUNWxvmu          Hypervisor (Usr)
  2. Verify that the virtinst software package is installed on the system:
    # pkginfo | grep virtinst
    system      SUNWvirtinst       virt-install
  3. Verify that the libvert software package is installed on the system:
    # pkginfo | grep virtinst
    system      SUNWlibvirt        libvirt
  4. Verify that the urlgrabber software package is installed on the system:
    # pkginfo | grep SUNWurlgrabber
    system      SUNWurlgrabber     urlgrabber

How to Verify That the xvm Hypervisor Services Are Started

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.
  2. Verify that the xvm services are running.
    # svcs -a | grep xvm

    If the system displays the following, the services are not running:

    disabled         Dec_07   svc:/system/xvm/store:default
    disabled         Dec_07   svc:/system/xvm/xend:default
    disabled         Dec_07   svc:/system/xvm/console:default
    
    disabled         Dec_07   svc:/system/xvm/domains:default
  3. If the services are not running, verify that you booted an i86xpv kernel.
    # uname -i
    i86xpv

    Reboot if necessary.

  4. If the correct kernel is running, enable the services.
    # svcadm enable xvm/store
    # svcadm enable xvm/xend
    # svcadm enable xvm/console
    # svcadm enable xvm/domains

    You are now ready to create guest domains (domUs).

Previous Next

 
 
  Published under the terms fo the Public Documentation License Version 1.01. Design by Interspire