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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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General overview of VM management

Here we will explore general activities in VM management such as creating VMs, starting and shutting down, and so on. Let's get started by creating the VMs.

Creating a Virtual Machine

We can create a VM in several ways. We can copy a VM, clone a VM, create a VM from a template, and install a VM from installation media such as ISO files and importing a VM from a Virtual Appliance market place. It is also possible to do VMcasting, a method where we can use RSS 2.0 technologies to stream VMs in order to export or import them to or from our data center locations. We can also convert a VM from several industry formats such as VMware template and VMware machines.

So we can create VMs quickly using any of the following methods:

  • From VM templates: There are several conditions for importing the VMs but all we have to do is to fire up a new VM using the already imported templates in our OVS server.

  • Using installation media: If we have the ISO files, we can create...