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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
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Importing ISO files

You can import ISO files to provide installation media for creating Virtual Machines. We briefly covered how to import the ISO files in Chapter 5. Let's now look at how to import ISO files in more depth.

How to import an ISO file

Anyone can import an ISO file, but the administrator approves the imported ISO file. All ISO files belonging to the same image must reside in the ISO pool. ISO files reside in the same ISO group. All users in the same server pool can share the ISO files.

We have placed the ISO files in the following directory:


The files are visible to the VM Manager portal, as we had imported several of the ISO images in the previous chapter.

Similarly, you can either download the ISO files from an external cloud or you can select it from a Server Pool.

Selecting an ISO from the Server Pool or IntraCloud

Carry out the following steps in order to select an ISO from the Server Pool:

  1. 1. Click on the Select from Server Pool (Discover...