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Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2

By : Tarry Singh
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Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2

By: Tarry Singh

Overview of this book

Virtualization is taking the technology world by storm and dramatically helping organizations save money. Oracle VM is free and forked from the open source Xen hypervisor, which brings down your upfront costs for an agile data center. The robust capabilities and easy-to-use web interface of Oracle VM Manager helps administrators manage their Internal Data Center from anywhere in the world, helping us come closer to ubiquitous computing. This practical book will give you hands-on experience on how to manage your Virtual Machines using Oracle VM Manager. Equipped with step-by-step installation and management information you will not only learn to manage your Virtual Data Center but also will include this guide among the books you consider most essential. This book will take you into the various methods of importing Virtual Machines. You will learn to import VMs through HTTP/FTP, Repository servers, and even import other VM formats such as VMware VMs. You will also learn about the Xen utilities such as xm, xentop, and virsh. You will learn to manage your VMs through the simple and intuitive web interface of Oracle VM Manager. No matter how compact it may seem, this book covers all the essentials while keeping your learning experience to the point. The book has been deliberately written in a conversational manner so that you feel at home while learning Oracle VM Manager.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2
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Why should we virtualize?

Every time we look at a virtualization opportunity within a data center, customers are often exposed to fear, uncertainty, and doubt. It is a new technology; it aggregates everything and poses a challenge, not only to the siloed environment but also the siloed mentality. As the convergence takes place inside the cores, the "people and process convergence" needs to happen as well. The benefits of virtualization are simply irresistible.

Virtualization is a golden opportunity for organizations to do a technology refresh, providing a means to deliver IT in variety of ways to a highly aspirational consumer. Another major opportunity is towards Corporate Social Environmental Responsibility (CSER), especially energy, which helps organizations reduce their carbon footprints. But still the biggest advantage is—it saves a lot of money!

It helps organizations to:

  • Smart meter power and energy consumption as against the siloed approach where everything is always "turned on"

  • Redeploy resources as and when the demand is generated

  • Reduce and even contain the risk and cost of legacy applications on legacy hardware, which can now run seamlessly on state-of-the-art hardware

  • Always be available—there is a growing demand for continuous availability without increasing costs, and virtualization can adequately address both, the pain and the pleasure here

There are a lot more arguments, but keeping the focus simple we can safely say that with virtualization you can increase your productivity while reducing costs of operations.