To certify a virtual platform, you need to configure the following test machines.
Reference Hardware System (RHS) — System in which you must install the host operating system and the hypervisor software. Virtual machines are then created on this hardware with the hypervisor software. To align with the Oracle HCTS product terminology, virtual machines created on the RHS are called Virtual System Under Test (VSUT).
Test Manager System (TM) — System used by the VSUT to perform tests related to the network. The TM should be a system that is already listed on HCL as Certified.
RHS and TM must be non productive systems on an isolated network segment. Network testing might generate a flood of traffic on other systems in the network.
RHS has the following requirements.
Number of CPU Cores — The RHS must have enough CPU cores to ensure that the VSUT has the maximum virtual CPUs that the hypervisor product supports. Each virtual CPU in the VSUT should map to one CPU core of the RHS.
Memory — The RHS must have enough memory to ensure that the VSUT has the maximum virtual memory that the hypervisor product supports. Refer to the hypervisor manual to determine the minimum and the maximum amount of memory that the respective hypervisor can have.
Disk space — The RHS should have enough disk space to run the host operating system, the hypervisor product, and the VSUT. Each VSUT should occupy at least 20 Gbyte disk space.
Network — The RHS should have enough network ports to ensure that each port on the VSUT is able to connect to a network port on the TM. The VSUT should be configured with the maximum virtual network ports that the hypervisor product supports.
Hardware compatibility with host operating system - If a host operating system is required, the RHS system must be a certified system for the host operating system. Check the Hardware Compatibility List of the host operating system provider.
TM has the following hardware and networking requirements.
The TM system must have one functional network port for each network port on the VSUT. The TM system must have at least as many network ports as that of the VSUT. Each port on the VSUT must be connected to the TM system. The TM system can have no more than five more ports than the VSUT.
To certify a virtual platform, you should have the following software.
Host operating system
Oracle Solaris OS
Oracle HCTS Application