Sparc64 System emulatorΒΆ

system emulation (Sparc64)

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 and Niagara emulators are still a work in progress.

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
  • Floppy disk

The following options are specific to the Sparc64 emulation:

-prom-env string

Set OpenBIOS variables in NVRAM, for example:

qemu-system-sparc64 -prom-env 'auto-boot?=false'
-M [sun4u|sun4v|Niagara]
Set the emulated machine type. The default is sun4u.