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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 are the hardware requirements?

This section is quite easy to follow. All we need is a machine with the following minimums:

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM

  • CPU: 1.8 Ghz

  • Swap space: 2 GB

  • Hard Disk: 4 GB

For testing purposes, we can also choose to pick up any desktop virtualization software such as Sun's VirtualBox, VMware's Workstation 6.5, VMware's Fusion (for Mac OSX), or any other forms. Eventually we can migrate the VM to our Oracle platform and put it in the HA pool. In practical life, I have seen many production environments using VMM (Virtual Machine Management) Consoles products also as VMs, although it is advisable to use a separate piece of hardware to install VM Management Servers.