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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

On-premise Cloud installation: Installing Oracle VM Server 2.1.2 with a CD ROM

Now that we have downloaded the ISO and burned it to a CD, it's time to install it.

Here we are going to install the Oracle VM Server operating system—a rather small Linux. We will get the Oracle VM Server up and running and ready to communicate with the VMM (Virtual Machine Monitor) on specific ports. The fun part is that we won't be allocating space as this will be used by the VMs themselves.

Do remember to assign static IP addresses to your Oracle VM Servers and not DHCP. The reason is simple, we don't want our Oracle VM Server to end up displaying undefined behavior when the DHCP lease time expires. Also, it is a good practice to just assign static IP address for servers.

  1. 1. Start the server and wait for the screen. Upon prompt, press Enter.

  2. 2. We choose the Skip option to skip the CD ROM test, although is is advisable to test the CD/DVD at least once to check if the download was clean.

  3. 3. We can choose the...