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System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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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

    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).

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