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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

Editing and reconfiguring the Virtual Machines

During the creation of a VM, you can configure some parameters but not all parameters are fully configurable during the time of installation. This is where the default settings of Oracle VM Manager come into force, for instance assigning the VIFs (Virtual Network Interfaces), number of cores, and so on.

In order to modify the VM, you will click on the Virtual Machines page and in the VM table go ahead and click on Configure button. Alternatively, you can click on the VM itself to open the edit page of the VM:

On the edit page, you will be able to see the following tabs:

  • General

  • Network

  • Storage

  • Preferred Server

  • Profiles

Some of the settings like increasing the memory, modifying NIC information, modifying the storage information, and so on, can take place immediately. For other settings you will need to bring the VM down and restart it for the changes to take effect.

The General tab

The landing page is the General tab, and here you can modify the...