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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

What about roles in Oracle VM Manager?

As an Oracle VM Manager user, we can have the following roles—User, Manager, or Administrator.

  • User: This is a typical operator role where a user can carry out tasks such as creating and managing VMs and resources within those VMs.

  • Manager: With this role one can manage Server Pools, Servers, and resources. This user typically has all of the privileges of the User role as well.

  • Administrator: Besides managing user accounts, resources, and so on, this user has all of the permissions to manage Server Pools, Resources, and Virtual Machines.

As we go about the chapters in part II of this book, we will see in detail where these roles can be used.

Oracle VM Manager a Virtual Machine Lifecycle Management (VMLM) tool that helps us monitor the complete life cycle of a VM until its decommissioning. It covers other tasks such as importing, cloning, migrating, creating, and configuring server pools. It also covers management of VM Servers, resource management of templates, media, shared storage, and finally Oracle VM Manager Users and groups.

Oracle VM Manager is a feature rich tool and hopefully Oracle will continue its push into Cloud Computing by providing WebUIs for mobile applications where one can manage the Oracle VM platform with ease.

Throughout the book we will provide in depth detail about all aspects of using Oracle VM Manager, installing Oracle VM Server, and touch lightly all aspects of Oracle VM Management. We will go about installing the Oracle VM platform and managing it. Now let's take a look at Oracle VM Server.