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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 3. Installing Oracle VM Server

In the last chapter, we covered the detailed installation of Oracle VM Manager. In this chapter we will explore the installation of the backbone of the Oracle's IntraCloud or Private Cloud farm, the Oracle VM Server. In particular, we will be covering:

  • Guest OS support in the Oracle VM Server 2.1.2 Release

  • Hardware and software requirements

  • Installation of Oracle VM Server from CD ROM

  • Installation of Oracle VM Server from other sources

  • Upgrading the Oracle VM Server

What is supported in Oracle VM Server

We can quickly examine the guest Operating Systems that are supported and tested on Oracle VM Server. Here's a list of supported guest OSes.

For 64 bit Hypervisor:

Guest OS

64 bit Hyper visor


32bits|64 bits

Hardware Virtualized

32 bits | 64 bits

Red Hat EL 3.x



Red Hat EL 4.x



Oracle EL 4.x



Red Hat EL 5.x



Oracle EL 5.x



And in the list of tested guest...