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Oracle Solaris 11 System Virtualization Essentials, Second Edition

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Fully updated for Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Solaris 11 System Virtualization Essentials, Second Edition, is the most complete, practical, and up-to-date guide to selecting and applying Oracle virtualization technologies in your environment. A world-class team of Oracle experts thoroughly covers all the Oracle virtualization options available to you, including Solaris Containers, Logical Domains, and Virtual Box, helping you identify and implement your best alternative. The authors also offer detailed coverage of using virtualization with a wide range of Oracle software applications and engineered systems, including Exadata, Exalogic, SuperCluster, Oracle Database, Fusion Applications, WebLogic, Seibel, and PeopleSoft. Topics covered include

  • Using xVM Hypervisor to deploy servers with heterogeneous operating systems

  • Using Logical Domains to deploy different Solaris 11 and OpenSolaris environments on SPARC CMT (chip multithreading) systems

  • Using Dynamic Domains to maximize workload isolation on SPARC systems

  • Using Containers to maximize efficiency and scalability of workload

  • Using Virtual Box to develop and test software in heterogeneous environments

  • Mixing virtualization technologies to maximize workload density

  • Using Containers to migrate Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 workloads to new hardware systems

  • Whatever your role in selecting, deploying, administering, or optimizing virtualization, this guide will help you gain maximum performance, value, reliability, and efficiency from your Oracle investments.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Contents
    3. 1. Introduction to Virtualization
      1. 1.1. Definitions and Motivations
      2. 1.2. System Virtualization Models
      3. 1.3. Summary
    4. 2. Use Cases and Requirements
      1. 2.1. Introduction
      2. 2.2. General Workload Consolidation
      3. 2.3. Asynchronous Workloads
      4. 2.4. Software Development and Other Bursty Workloads
      5. 2.5. Testing and Staging
      6. 2.6. Simplifying Workload Mobility
      7. 2.7. Maintaining a Legacy Operating System on New Hardware
      8. 2.8. Flexible, Rapid Provisioning
      9. 2.9. Relieving Scalability Constraints
      10. 2.10. Fine-Grained Operating System Modification
      11. 2.11. Configurable Security Characteristics
      12. 2.12. Summary
    5. 3. Oracle Solaris Zones
      1. 3.1. Introduction
      2. 3.2. What’s New in Oracle Solaris 11 Zones
      3. 3.3. Feature Overview
      4. 3.4. Feature Details
      5. 3.5. Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones
      6. 3.6. Solaris 10 Zones
      7. 3.7. Strengths of Oracle Solaris Zones
      8. 3.8. Summary
    6. 4. Oracle VM Server for SPARC
      1. 4.1. Oracle VM Server for SPARC features
      2. 4.2. CPUs in Oracle VM Server for SPARC
      3. 4.3. Features and Implementation
      4. 4.4. Installing Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Building a Guest Domain
      5. 4.5. Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Solaris Zones
      6. 4.6. Summary
    7. 5. Physical Domains
      1. 5.1. Introduction
      2. 5.2. SPARC M6 Introduction
      3. 5.3. SPARC M7 Introduction
      4. 5.4. Virtualization Technologies
      5. 5.5. Fault Isolation
      6. 5.6. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
      7. 5.7. Summary
    8. 6. Oracle VM VirtualBox
      1. How Oracle VM VirtualBox Works
      2. Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Platform
      3. Oracle Solaris as an Oracle VM VirtualBox Host
      4. Oracle Solaris As an Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest
      5. Creating and Managing Oracle VM VirtualBox Guests
      6. Summary
    9. 7. Automating Virtualization
      1. 7.1. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
      2. 7.2. OpenStack
      3. 7.3. Summary
    10. 8. Choosing a Virtualization Technology
      1. 8.1. Review of Strengths and Limitations
      2. 8.2. Choosing the Technology
      3. 8.4. Summary
    11. 9. Applications of Oracle Virtualization
      1. 9.1. Database Zones
      2. 9.2. Virtualization with Engineered Systems and Oracle SuperCluster
      3. 9.3. Virtualization with Secure Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
      4. 9.4. Virtualization in Oracle Exalytics
      5. 9.5. Consolidating with Oracle Solaris Zones
      6. 9.6. Security Hardening with Oracle Solaris Zones
      7. 9.7. Customer Deployment 1
      8. 9.8. Customer Deployment 2
      9. 9.9. Customer Deployment 3
      10. 9.10. Summary