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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Oracle VM

Oracle VM is a platform, and its various components are discussed briefly in the subsequent sections. As we work through the rest of the book, we will install and configure these components.

Oracle VM Manager

Oracle VM Manager is installed on a physical machine which is eventually used to manage the Oracle VM Server pools. This is the WebUI interface, developed with Oracle's ADF. We will be using it to manage our Oracle VM platform. So this management console, which we can access in the cloud, is essentially the interface we will use to administer our Oracle VM platform for tasks such as:

  • Creating VMs from media, template, and other resources

  • Importing and exporting ISO files

  • Performing live migration

  • Creating and managing VMs and VM templates

  • Creating and managing (shared) storage

  • Other admin tasks such as shut down, restart, and so on

Oracle VM Server

VM Server is a physical server which is installed with a very thin layer of Linux, and complemented with the Xen hypervisor technology. The VMs are then installed on this layer, thus effectively consolidating and aggregating multiple platforms, such as Windows and Linux on Oracle VM Server.

Oracle VM Agent

This is installed with Oracle VM Server and essentially communicates with the Oracle VM Manager to manage the VMs in variety of ways. Now let's take a quick look at the Oracle VM Architecture in the following illustration: