Resources within the Oracle VM environment include VM templates, VM images, ISO files, Virtual Disks, and converted VMs. Here, disk libraries could be of several formats and all you will need is to convert the disk images into Oracle formats. These could be disks from VMware
*.vmdk format or other formats—which could be converted into Oracle VM format.
The VM templates are simply imported into the Oracle VM Manager and eventually used to create more VMs across the VM pool. VM images can be imported directly to Oracle VM and can be used immediately—without the process of creation.
The ISO files are imported into the Oracle VM Manager and are used to create VMs from installation media. Shared Disks will be used to not only extend the storage of the VMs but also used for extending the HA capability of the Oracle VM farm.
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