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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
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Backing up or restoring Oracle VM Manager

Before uninstalling, moving the VM Server from one location to another OR any other major change we would want to backup the Oracle VM Manager.

Let's learn how to back up and restore the Oracle VM Manager.

Backing up Oracle VM Manager

Ensure that all of our Oracle VM Servers are either running OR powered off. Any machine lost in space, such as VM Servers that are not reporting any state and could be rebooting or simply not communicating with the VM Agent, will not be taken in the backup.

Now to backup the Oracle VM Manager, perform the following steps:

  • Log on to Oracle VM Manager as root.

  • Back up Oracle VM Manager resources which reside on the VM Servers. They could be VM Images in the /OVS/running_pool, VM templates in /OVS/seed_pool, or ISO files in /OVS/iso_pool. You obviously don't have to do the following if you already have an enterprise backup solution in place in your Data Center.

  • Backup Oracle VM Manager data by executing the following:

    cd /opt...