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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

Chapter 2. Installing Oracle VM Manager

In the previous chapter, we moved ahead and explored the whole virtualization phenomena and how Oracle's VM platform attempts to fill in the void by using the internal Cloud which we will refer to as IntraCloud environment. An IntraCloud is nothing but our internal data center which is elastic enough to cope with flexible demand within the physical perimeters of our enterprise. In this chapter, we will install the Oracle VM Manager. In particular we will cover the following:

  • Oracle EL U2 installation

  • Installing Oracle VM Manager

  • Upgrading existing Oracle VM Manager

What's new in Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2

Let's quickly go through the latest features of Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2:

  • Server pool wizard: With this easy to use wizard we can create pools in a matter of seconds

  • HA for pools: This is inline with the Continuous Availability of Oracle Cloud Farm, where we can make HA (High Available) pools upon creation

  • P2V and V2V conversions: Convert machines seamlessly...