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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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Summary

This chapter covered the steps and tools necessary to monitor the VM Server itself. Because the VM Server OS that is visible from a user’s prospective is actually dom0, traditional methods of monitoring such as sar, top, and vmstat don’t work. This chapter covered some of the utilities that can be used to monitor the hypervisor and VM Server as a whole, such as the xm tools. Tuning the actual I/O subsystem and network involves what I refer to as hardware tuning, which involves allocating the right resources to the right need.

In the next chapter, the focus changes from the VM Server system to the virtual machines themselves. Chapter 15 starts by showing the process of creating templates that can then be used to create virtual machines. ...

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