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Notes on Installing Oracle Solaris 10 on a Guest Domain


Notes on Installing Oracle Solaris 10 on a Guest Domain
You may encounter Bug 7167998 ("inter-cpu-latency" MD property causes Solaris guest-domain panic) when installing Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 on a SPARC M10 guest domain. To avoid the bug, use network installation and the following procedure to install Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
Note - Before applying the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Patch Bundle, do not change the configuration or OpenBoot PROM environment variables of the guest domain.
  1. Mount boot_archive of Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
# chmod -t install-server-path/install-dir-path/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot/platform/sun4v/boot_archive

# lofiadm -a install-server-path/install-dir-path/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot/platform/sun4v/boot_archive

Device name will be output. For example:
/dev/lofi/1


# mount /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
  1. Edit and add the following line to the /mnt/etc/system file.
set xc_tick_limit = 0x1
  1. Unmount boot_archive.
# umount /mnt
 
# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1
 
# chmod +t install-server-path/install-dir-path/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot/platform/sun4v/boot_archive
  1. Install Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 through network installation.
  1. Apply the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Patch Bundle, and then install patch 150310-03 or later.