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Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2

Book Description


Manage a Flexible and Elastic Data Center with Oracle VM Manager using this book and eBook

  • Learn quickly to install Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Servers

  • Learn to manage your Virtual Data Center using Oracle VM Manager

  • Import VMs from the Web, template, repositories, and other VM formats such as VMware

  • Learn powerful Xen Hypervisor utilities such as xm, xentop, and virsh

  • A practical hands-on book with step-by-step instructions

In Detail

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.

This practical, no-nonsense book will teach you to manage Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and Oracle VM Servers within your Virtual Data Center using Oracle VM Manager.


Table of Contents

  1. Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2
    1. Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. Acknowledgement
    5. About the Reviewer
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
        1. Part l: Getting Started
          1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Oracle VM
          2. Chapter 2: Installing Oracle VM Manager
          3. Chapter 3: Installing Oracle VM Server
        2. Part II: Looking into the Architecture and Management
          1. Chapter 4: Oracle VM Management
          2. Chapter 5: Managing VMs with Oracle VM Manager - Part 1
          3. Chapter 6: Managing VMs with Oracle VM Manager - Part 2
          4. Chapter 7: Managing VMs with Oracle VM Manager - Part 3
          5. Chapter 8: Troubleshooting and Gotchas
          6. Appendix: Command Line Tools
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. What you will find in the book
      5. What you won't find
      6. Conventions
      7. Reader feedback
      8. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. I. Part 1
      1. 1. Introduction to Oracle VM
        1. Virtualization: What is it?
          1. Brief history of virtualization
        2. What forms of virtualization do we have?
        3. Why should we virtualize?
        4. Oracle VM
          1. Oracle VM Manager
          2. Oracle VM Server
          3. Oracle VM Agent
        5. Oracle VM Manager configuration
        6. What about roles in Oracle VM Manager?
        7. Oracle VM Server
          1. Xen hypervisor, Domains, and Virtual Machines
        8. Summary
      2. 2. Installing Oracle VM Manager
        1. What's new in Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2
        2. What are the hardware requirements?
        3. Getting the software
        4. Installing Oracle EL 5 Update 2
        5. Final checks before installing Oracle VM Manager
          1. Port test
          2. Libaio check
          3. Other checks: Passwords and ports
        6. What comes packaged with the Oracle VM Manager ISO file?
        7. Installing Oracle VM Manager
        8. Upgrading Oracle VM Manager from 2.1 or 2.1.1 to 2.1.2
        9. Uninstalling Oracle VM Manager
        10. Logging into WebUI: Oracle VM Manager, Oracle Database, and OC4J homepages
        11. Summary
      3. 3. Installing Oracle VM Server
        1. What is supported in Oracle VM Server
        2. What are the hardware requirements?
        3. Getting the software
        4. On-premise Cloud installation: Installing Oracle VM Server 2.1.2 with a CD ROM
        5. Off-premise Cloud installation: Installing Oracle VM Server from other sources
        6. Installing from hard disk
        7. Installing from a NFS image
        8. Installing from an FTP server
        9. Installing from HTTP
        10. Upgrading Oracle VM Server
        11. Summary
    8. II. Part 2
      1. 4. Oracle VM Management
        1. Getting started with Oracle VM Manager
          1. How to register an account
          2. Logging in to Oracle VM Manager
        2. Oracle VM management: Managing Server Pool
          1. Architectural decisions around designing Server Pools
          2. Server pool creation
          3. Editing Server Pool information
          4. Searching and restoring Server Pools
            1. Restoring a Server Pool
          5. HA fundamentals and enabling HA
          6. Deleting a Server Pool
        3. Oracle VM Management: Managing VM Servers and repositories
          1. How to add a Server
          2. Editing Server information
          3. Restart, shutdown, and delete Servers
          4. About managing repositories
            1. What are exactly Oracle VM repositories
            2. Adding and removing a repository
        4. User and Group management
          1. Managing Users
            1. Creating a User
            2. Viewing or editing a User
            3. Changing a User's role
            4. Deleting User
          2. Managing Groups
            1. Creating a Group
            2. Adding Users to a Group
            3. Editing a Group
            4. Deleting a Group
        5. Backing up or restoring Oracle VM Manager
          1. Backing up Oracle VM Manager
          2. Restoring Oracle VM Manager
        6. Enabling secure access to Oracle VM Manager
        7. Summary
      2. 5. Managing Virtual Machines with Oracle VM Manager: Part 1
        1. Oracle VM management with Oracle VM Manager
          1. General overview and lifecycle management of Virtual Machines
            1. Types of Virtual Machines
              1. Private VMs
              2. Shared VMs
              3. Public Virtual Machine
            2. Status of Virtual Machines
          2. Lifecycle management of a Virtual Machine
            1. Viewing VM errors
            2. Error logs
        2. General overview of VM management
          1. Creating a Virtual Machine
            1. Schematic view of VM creation
              1. Creating a new Virtual Machine based on a Virtual Machine template
              2. Importing a new Virtual Machine based on a Virtual Machine template
            2. VM creation using installation media such as ISO files
                1. Fully virtualized or HVM
                2. Paravirtualized
            3. Creating a network bootable (PXE boot) Virtual Machine
          2. Powering on and powering off a VM
          3. Pausing and unpausing a Virtual Machine
          4. Suspending and resuming a Virtual Machine
        3. Summary
      3. 6. Managing Virtual Machines with Oracle VM Manager: Part 2
        1. Connecting remotely to a VM Console
          1. Installing the Console plugin
          2. Viewing Virtual Machine details
        2. Editing and reconfiguring the Virtual Machines
          1. The General tab
          2. The Network tab
            1. Selecting Virtual Machine type
            2. Adding a VIF (Virtual Network Interface)
          3. The Storage tab
            1. Using non-sharable Virtual Disks
            2. Using Shared Virtual Disks
            3. Boot Source or CD-ROM
          4. The Preferred Server tab
          5. The Profiles tab
            1. Operating System and Keyboard Settings
        3. Copying Virtual Machines
          1. Deploying a Virtual Machine
          2. Cloning Virtual Machines
          3. Saving Virtual Machine as a template
          4. Migrating a Virtual Machine
          5. Deleting a Virtual Machine
        4. Summary
      4. 7. Managing Virtual Machines with Oracle VM Manager: Part 3
        1. Managing intracloud resources and VM allocation
        2. Importing templates from Virtual Machine
          1. Importing a Virtual Machine template
          2. Downloading VM Template from External Cloud
          3. Converting a Linux host to Oracle VM
          4. Reimporting a VM template
            1. Approving the imported Virtual Machine template
            2. Editing a VM template
            3. Deleting a VM template
        3. Importing Virtual Machine images
          1. Importing a Virtual Machine image
          2. Selecting a VM image from the Server Pool
          3. Downloading from external cloud
          4. Doing a P2V with Linux Host Conversion
        4. Importing ISO files
          1. How to import an ISO file
          2. Selecting an ISO from the Server Pool or IntraCloud
          3. Downloading from an external cloud
          4. Managing shared virtual disks
        5. Summary
      5. 8. Troubleshooting and Gotchas
        1. What will we cover in troubleshooting?
          1. Oracle VM Manager login takes too much time
          2. HVM guest creation fails
          3. Not enough disk space available for ISOs and Templates
          4. Cannot login to the VM remotely
        2. Summary
    9. A. Command Line Tools
      1. What command line tools will we cover?
        1. The mighty xentop command
        2. The mightier xm utility
        3. The killer virsh utility
      2. Summary