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Logical Domains

Liam Merwick Sun Microsystems, Inc.

• • • • • • Background Components Features Architecture Configuration Examples Q&A

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Consolidation • Conventional Unix server utilisation is 7 to 15% • Data center compression > Goal: Increase utilisation of equipment 10% Utilisation 20% Time 10% Page: 4 .

Solutions from Sun Hard Partitions App Server Database Identity Server Virtual Machines OS Virtualisation Resource Mgmt. File Server Web Server Mail Server Calendar Database Web Server Server SunRay Database Server App Server App OS Server Multiple OSes Single OS Trend to flexibility Trend to isolation Dynamic System Domains SPARC Logical Domains Solaris Xen VMware ESX Microsoft Virtual Server Page: 5 Solaris Containers (Zones + SRM) Solaris Containers for Linux Applications Solaris Trusted Extensions Solaris Resource Manager (SRM) .

Virtualisation for SPARC platforms • New “sun4v” architecture Solaris X update (genunix) sun4u code US-Z CPU code SPARC hypervisor Operating System Solaris X (genunix) Solaris X (sun4v) sun4v interface CPU “Z” SPARC CPU Platform Page: 6 .

Virtual Machine for SPARC • Thin software layer between OS and platform hardware • Hypervisor + sun4v interface • Virtualises machine HW and isolates OS from register-level • Delivered with platform not OS • Not itself an OS sun4v virtual machine User App User App Solaris OpenBoot Hypervisor SPARC hardware User App stable interface “sun4v” Page: 7 .

Logical Domains • Partitioning capability > Create virtual LDom 1 Solaris 10 App machines each with sub-set of resources > Protection & Isolation using HW+firmware combination Hypervisor Hardware Shared CPU. IO LDom 2 Solaris 10 App App Zone LDom 3 Solaris Express App App Zone 1 App Zone 2 App App CPU Mem CPU Mem CPU Mem CPU I/O Page: 8 . Memory.

and its own independent OS > Protection & isolation via SPARC hardware and LDoms Hypervisor firmware LDom A LDom B LDom C LDom D OS Environment of choice LDoms Hypervisor CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU Memory I/O Linux FreeBSD CPU CPU Memory CPU Memory Platform Hardware Page: 9 Memory I/O .Logical Domains Technology • Virtualisation and partitioning of machine resources > Each domain is a full virtual machine. with a dynamically reconfigurable sub- set of machine resources.

Coupled with Throughput Computing • Industry trend to many cores & strands per chip > Most applications don't scale well > Even Solaris doesn't scale perfectly • Ability to dynamically partition system matches throughput computing model > Can run multiple services and OS instances on same box / chip > More flexibly be able to utilise available compute power Page: 10 .

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4.0 • LDoms Manager Software > 1.available as Free download) Page: 12 .Components – Hardware & Software • Hardware > UltraSPARC-T1 (Niagara) family of CMT processors > T1000 Netra CP3060 > T2000 Netra T2000 • Operating System > Solaris 10 11/06 (U3) + patches > OpenSolaris (build 57+ recommended) • Firmware > 6.0 (Solaris package .

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stop and reboot independently of each other • Paravirtualised OS Page: 14 . MAC & IP addresses Start. administrators own disks own network interfaces. patches.Fundamentals • Each virtual machine should appear as an entirely independent machine > > > > > own kernel. tuning parameters own user accounts.

Features • Add and remove cpus while OS is running • Protection and isolation via SPARC hardware and LDoms Hypervisor firmware • Service domains for I/O > direct I/O access Page: 15 .

Features – UltraSPARC-T1 specific • Up to 32 LDoms per box > CPU threads individually assignable to different LDoms • Memory assignable to with an 8KB granularity • Two PCI busses independently assignable to the same or different LDoms. started and stopped independently > Without requiring a power-cycle of machine Page: 16 . • Guest Domains can be configured.

Architecture Page: 17 .

Architecture • • • • • Logical Domains overview Hypervisor LDoms Manager Virtualised I/O Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) Page: 18 .

Hypervisor Support • Hypervisor software is responsible for maintaining separation between domains > Using extensions built into a sun4v CPU • Also provides Logical Domain Channels (LDCs) so that domains can communicate with each other > Mechanism by which domains can be virtually networked with each other. or provide services to each other Page: 19 .

LDoms Manager • One Manager per host HV > Controls Hypervisor and all its LDoms • Exposes control interface via CLI • Maps Logical Domains to physical resources > Constraint engine > Heuristic binding of LDoms to resources > Assists with performance optimisation > Assists in event of failures / blacklisting Page: 20 .

Logical Domains File Server Web Server Mail Server Application OS Server Page: 21 .

Direct I/O • Traditional model > Existing drivers and devices Logical Domain App App App continue to work Logical Domain owns PCI root and tree Device Driver /pci@B/qlc@6 Nexus Driver /pci@B Privileged Hyper Privileged Hypervisor I/O Bridge Virtual Nexus I/F I/O MMU PCI Root Hardware PCI-Express Page: 22 .

Virtualised I/O Logical Domain A App App App Virtual Device Service Nexus Driver /pci@B App Service Domain Device Driver /pci@B/qlc@6 Privileged Virtual Device Driver Hyper Privileged Hypervisor Virtual Nexus I/F Domain Channel I/O MMU Hardware PCI Roo t I/O Bridge PCI B Page: 23 .

Virtual (Block) Disk device Logical Domain 1 App App App App Logical Domain 2 App App App App Logical Domain 3 App App App App Service Domain vDisk Server vDisk Server vDisk client Driver vDisk client driver vDisk client driver DeviceDriver Hypervisor Virtual SAN 2 Virtual SAN 1 I/O Bridge FC-AL I/F Page: 24 .

0/24 I/O Bridge Gb Ether I/F Page: 25 .24/16 Virtual LAN 1: 192.Virtual Ethernet device Logical Domain 1 App App App App Logical Domain 2 App App App App Logical Domain 3 App App App App Service Domain V-Ether Switch V-Ether Switch V-Ether Driver V-Ether Driver V-Ether Driver DeviceDriver Hypervisor Virtual LAN 2: 63.168.

Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) • Ability to dynamically grow or shrink compute capacity of an LDom on demand • No need to re-boot Solaris • Simply add / remove: > CPUs > Memory (future) > I/O (future) • Improve utilisation by balancing resources between LDoms Page: 26 .

LDoms Manager Logical Domain 1 App App App App Logical Domain 2 App App App Logical Domain 3 App App App Service Domain LDoms Manager OS DR Stack OS DR Stack OS DR Stack Hypervisor HV DR Stack Page: 27 .

Example: vCPU reconfiguration Logical Domain 1 App App Logical Domain 1 App App Logical Domain 2 App App V Hypervisor V P Hypervisor V P P V V P P Example command line operations: % ldm remove-vcpu 1 Logical_Domain_1 % ldm add-vcpu 1 Logical_Domain_2 Page: 28 .

Configuration Examples Page: 29 .

Configuring a machine to run LDoms • Make resources available (remove from control domain) primary#> ldm set-mau 2 primary primary#> ldm set-vcpu 8 primary primary#> ldm set-mem 8g primary • Configure services primary#> ldm add-vcc port-range=5000-5100 primary-vcc0 primary primary#> ldm add-vds primary-vds0 primary primary#> ldm add-vsw net-dev=e1000g0 primary-vsw0 primary Page: 30 .

Adding another domain (I) • Add disk device primary#> ldm add-vdsdev /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2 vol1@primary-vds0 • Adding resources primary#> ldm create domain1 primary#> ldm add-mem 2g domain1 primary#> ldm add-vcpu 4 domain1 primary#> ldm add-vdisk vdisk1 vol1@primary-vds0 domain1 primary#> ldm add-vnet vnet1 primary-vsw0 domain1 • Show domain constraints primary#> ldm list -l domain1 Page: 31 .

Adding another domain (II) • Booting the newly created domain primary#> ldm bind domain1 primary#> ldm start domain1 • Connect to the console primary#> telnet localhost 5000 Page: 32 .

pdf Page: 33 .More information • BigAdmin Portal > • Sun Blueprint > Beginners Guide to LDoms: Understanding and Deploying Logical Domains >

Logical Domains Liam Merwick Liam.Merwick@Sun.COM LDoms Development SPARC Platform Software 34 .