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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
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Enabling secure access to Oracle VM Manager

When accessing the Oracle VM Manager remotely in the Cloud, we will have to ensure that we are providing a totally secure connection to our remote, geographically dispersed workforce.

To do so, we will have to provide a secure HTTP access to the Oracle VM Manager portal. We will be doing this by enabling the SSL with standalone OC4J. We need to ensure that we set the PATH to be included in the JDK bin directory.

Let's get going and create a certificate:

Carry out the following commands in the OC4J directory:

/opt/oc4j/java/jdk1.5.0_11/bin/keytool -genkey -keyalg "RSA" -keystore keystore_file -storepass password -validity days

In this command, the keystore option sets the file name where the keys are stored, the storepass option sets the password for the keystore, and the validity option sets the number of days of the certificate's validity.

For example, enter:

[root@vmmgr ~]# /opt/oc4j/java/jdk1.5.0_11/bin/keytool -genkey -keyalg "RSA" -keystore sslfile...