How do I install Oracle VM 3.2.2?
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This document applies to Oracle Database 11g R2 running on Oracle VM 3.2.2.
NOTE: It is recommended that you ensure each node contains at least three network interface cards (NICs) for Oracle installations using Oracle VM.
NOTE: In case of iSCSI storage, it is recommended to use recommended four NICs.
For more details on installing Oracle VM Server please refer to Installing Oracle VM Server
NOTE: Oracle XE (express edition) is not a supported product for Oracle VM Manager
Below are the supported database repositories for Oracle VM Manager:
For more details on pre-requisites of Oracle VM Manager Installation visit the below link
Configuring an Oracle VM environment includes the following:
Login to the Oracle VM Manager using the below web address format
For example: http://vmmanager.bdcdb.com:7001/ovm/console
The discovered Oracle VM Servers are added to the Unassigned Servers folder in the Servers and VMs tab. The displayed name of a discovered Oracle VM Server is the assigned DNS name, and not the IP address.
Oracle VM has the following network functions:
NOTE: FC storage does not require a storage network.
To know how to create these networks refer the wiki article:
How do I configure an Oracle VM network?
Oracle VM requires storage volumes to create - Server Pool, storage repository, VMs and Database.
NOTE: Make sure that you create at least 12GB of shared volume for each Server Pool
If you are using Compellent iSCSI storage, to discover the iSCSI SAN Storage Server refer the wiki:
How do I configure Dell Compellent iSCSI SAN Server for Oracle VM 3.1.1?
If you are using Compellent FC storage array, to discover FC SAN Storage Server refer the wiki:
How do I configure Dell Compellent Fibre Channel Storage for Oracle VM 3.1.1?
With server pool one can perform VM management tasks, such as
To create server pool
A storage repository is where Oracle VM resources such as templates for virtual machine creation, virtual machine assemblies, ISO files and shared virtual disks will reside.
NOTE: A storage repository should be at least 10GB in size. In addition to this minimum size requirement, you should include enough storage space for virtual machines, templates, ISO files and other virtual machine resources.
To create storage Repository
Create an installation directory and copy all the operating system ISO files into the directory.
NOTE: The directory should be made available via a NFS, HTTP or FTP share.
Refer to “Virtual Machine Installation Media” for performing the NFS/ HTTP/FTP share
Provide the ISO location which is a HTTP/FTP share and Click OK.
The ISO file is then uploaded to the repository as shown below.
VNICs) can be used by the virtual machines as network cards. A VNIC can be created by defining a range of MAC addresses to use for each VM. Each MAC address corresponds with a single VNIC, which is used by a virtual machine.
Virtual machines can be created using the following methods.
In order to create a virtual machine using ISO files please refer to the below wiki article.
How do I create a virtual machine using an iso file for oracle vm 3.1.1?
How do I install a standalone oracle database?