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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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Chapter 5. Managing Virtual Machines with Oracle VM Manager: Part 1

In our last chapter we saw the Oracle VM Manager management. Here we will do some detailed installation, importing and all Virtual Machine activities. This chapter is a part of the three chapters where we talk about virtual machines within the Oracle VM environment.

In this chapter, we will be discussing the following:

  • Oracle VM management with VM Manager

  • Overview of VMs and lifecycle management

  • General VM management tasks such as starting, shutdown, delete, re-provision, and edit configuration of the VMs

We will explore through suspending and resuming the VM in this chapter and then continue with the rest in the upcoming chapters.

Clearly Oracle is slowly and gradually working towards the commoditization path of Virtual Infrastructure with Xen, where features such as HA, on-demand usage, and real-time Smart Metering make perfect sense for a Cloud computing model.

Managing and provisioning Virtual Machines or Workloads within an...