This chapter summarizes the necessary steps for installing Oracle VM software.
Topics discussed in this chapter include:
Oracle VM 2.2.1 CD or DVD media set (internal or external CD or DVD)
Oracle VM 2.2.1 ISO software image (network repository)
Note - The Oracle VM ISO image can be used for remote installation or for creating an installation CD or DVD.
Refer to the following procedures to install the Oracle VM software:
Prior to performing the installation, the following requirements must be met:
All applicable installation considerations for installing the Oracle VM Server and Manager should have been met. For details, see Chapter 1, Getting Started .
Gather the Oracle VM documentation. This documentation should be used in conjunction with the installation procedure presented in this chapter.
The Oracle VM documentation is available for download at: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E15458_01/index.htm
For CD/DVD. Insert the Oracle VM Server media boot disk into the local or remote USB CD/DVD-ROM drive.
For ISO images. Ensure that the ISO images are available and that the boot disc image (CD labeled number 1 or DVD) has been selected in the ILOM Remote Console application (Devices --> CD-ROM Image).
For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see Appendix A, Supported Installation Methods.
Reset the power on the server.
From the ILOM web interface, select Remote Control --> Remote Power Control, then select the Reset option from the Select Action list box.
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to power off the server, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
In the BIOS power-on self-test screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device for the Oracle VM Server installation.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears.
In the Please Select Boot Device menu, select either the external or virtual CD/DVD device as the first boot device, then press Enter.
The device strings listed in the Boot Device menu are in the following format: device type, slot indicator, and product ID string.
After a few seconds, the splash screen for the Oracle VM Manager installation program appears.
Follow the prompts to install Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Agent.
At this time the Oracle VM installation program installs the Oracle VM Server and the Oracle VM Agent.
Log in to Oracle VM Server as the root user, with the password you set during the installation.
Note - The Oracle VM installation will require two passwords: one for the root VM Server account and one for the VM Agent. When necessary, refer to the Oracle VM Server Installation Guide for further details about how to complete the Oracle VM Server installation.
Perform one of the following:
If you do not have an Oracle VM Manager configured to manage the Oracle VM Server, you will need to install the Oracle VM Manager.
To install Oracle VM Manager, see Install Oracle VM Manager .
If you do have an Oracle VM Manager configured to manage the Oracle VM Server, proceed to Oracle VM Post Installation Tasks.
Ensure that the Oracle VM Manager install media is mounted.
As the root user, run the following script:
# sh runInstaller.sh
Follow the prompts to install Oracle VM Manager.
You will be required to log in to the management interface using the Oracle VM Agent password.
When necessary, refer to the Oracle VM Server Installation Guide for further details about how to complete the Oracle VM Manager installation.
After completing the Oracle VM Manager installation, do the following:
Log in to the web Oracle VM Management interface as Admin.
You will need to enter the password that was created during the installation of the Oracle VM Manager.
In the web management interface, use the options available to create and manage server pools, as well as create, configure, and manage the virtual machines.
Review and perform the applicable post installation tasks as described in Oracle VM Post Installation Tasks.
The Oracle VM installation media might not contain the most up-to-date versions of the software. If necessary, update the Oracle VM software with the latest software releases. For download instructions, see this web site:
To learn how to configure, access, and manage Oracle VM resources, refer to the Oracle VM Documentation Library at: