|Oracle® VM Manager User's Guide
Part Number E10901-04
This preface introduces the new features and enhancements of Oracle VM Manager in the 2.1.x releases since the initial release version of 2.1. This information is useful to users who have used a previous release of Oracle VM Manager.
The new features and enhancements in Oracle VM Manager Release 2.1.5 include:
A Web services Application Programming Interface (API) to enable integration of third party products with Oracle VM Manager. See Appendix C, "Web Services API".
The server pool management pages in the user interface have been improved. See Chapter 3, "Managing Server Pools".
The new features and enhancements in Oracle VM Manager Release 2.1.2 include:
If it is the first time you log in to Oracle VM Manager after installation, you are prompted to follow the Wizard to create a server pool containing only one physical server which will act as the Server Pool Master, the Virtual Machine Server, and the Utility Server. See Using the Wizard to Create a Server Pool.
In Release 2.1.2, various levels of high availability is implemented.
Oracle VM allows you to convert a VMware virtual machine to an Oracle VM virtual machine (known as V2V), or to convert a Linux host to an Oracle VM virtual machine or template (known as P2V).
To convert a VMware virtual machine to an Oracle VM virtual machine (V2V), see Importing a Virtual Machine Image.
To convert a Linux host to an Oracle VM virtual machine or template (P2V), see Converting a Linux or Windows Host to a Virtual Machine Template (P2V) and Converting a Linux or Windows Host to a Virtual Machine (P2V).
Oracle VM Manager provides a keyboard selection when you create a virtual machine from installation media, or when you change configurations of a virtual machine. See Creating a New Virtual Machine from Installation Media and Profiles.
You can set up the rate limit of a virtual network interface (VIF) to customize the network traffic threshold. See Network.
The enhanced virtual disk feature enables you to set up the priority class of a virtual disk. See Storage.
The new features and enhancements in Oracle VM Manager Release 2.1.1 include:
Oracle VM Manager provides a new way of creating virtual machines in Release 2.1.1. Besides creating virtual machines from templates and installation media, you can create network bootable (PXE boot) virtual machines. See Creating a Network Bootable (PXE boot) Virtual Machine.
Some changes in the configuration of a virtual machine take effect immediately without restarting the virtual machine. See Editing Virtual Machine Configuration.
You can select the virtual network interface (VIF) type for a virtual machine. See Network.
When creating a virtual machine, you can select a preferred server for a virtual machine. See Step 2 in Creating a New Virtual Machine Based on Virtual Machine Template.
After creating a virtual machine, you can choose to start the virtual machine from hard disk (HDD), CD-ROM, or through Preboot Execution Environment (PXE). See Storage.
On the Virtual Machines page, you can choose to either refresh Web pages manually, or refresh every 30 seconds automatically. See Starting a Virtual Machine.
You can choose to either delete or retain the related directories when deleting a server pool. See Deleting a Server Pool.