Sparc64 System emulator¶
Use the executable
qemu-system-sparc64 to simulate a Sun4u
(UltraSPARC PC-like machine), Sun4v (T1 PC-like machine), or generic
Niagara (T1) machine. The Sun4u emulator is mostly complete, being able
to run Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD in headless (-nographic) mode. The
Sun4v emulator is still a work in progress.
The Niagara T1 emulator makes use of firmware and OS binaries supplied in the S10image/ directory of the OpenSPARC T1 project http://download.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/opensparc/OpenSPARCT1_Arch.1.5.tar.bz2 and is able to boot the disk.s10hw2 Solaris image.
qemu-system-sparc64 -M niagara -L /path-to/S10image/ \ -nographic -m 256 \ -drive if=pflash,readonly=on,file=/S10image/disk.s10hw2
QEMU emulates the following peripherals:
UltraSparc IIi APB PCI Bridge
PCI VGA compatible card with VESA Bochs Extensions
PS/2 mouse and keyboard
Non Volatile RAM M48T59
PC-compatible serial ports
2 PCI IDE interfaces with hard disk and CD-ROM support