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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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Importing Virtual Machine images

We just looked at the importing process of VM templates; now let's explore the VM images. These images are ready to be deployed the minute you have them in your Oracle VM Manager.

You can import both Oracle and VMware Virtual Machines with this utility. While importing Oracle VM Manager it is possible to convert VMware Virtual Machines seamlessly via the V2V process.

We also explore the capability of converting the VMware disk *.vmdk into a *.img file. Other formats are also supported, such as vvfat, vpc, bochs, dmg, cloop, vmdk, qcow, cow, and raw.

Ensure that the vm.cfg file has the right parameters; in our case we made sure to point it to the right disk:

disk = ['file:/OVS/running_pool/XP4VMotion/system.img,hdc:cdrom,r']

Importing a Virtual Machine image

Getting the Virtual Machine images can take place in several ways. You could get them from the Server Pool, get them from the external cloud, or convert the VM from Linux VM to a VM with the P2V utility...