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Oracle® VM Installation and Upgrade Guide
Release 3.0 for x86

Part Number E18548-02
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1 Installation Overview

This chapter contains introductory information on Oracle VM installation procedures. This chapter contains:

1.1 Installing Oracle VM

To install Oracle VM, you must install at least one Oracle VM Server, and then install one instance of Oracle VM Manager.

1.1.1 Installing Oracle VM Server

Installing Oracle VM Server deletes any previous operating system and data on the computer. To install Oracle VM Server:

  1. Boot the computer on which you want to Oracle VM Server with your Oracle VM Server CD.

  2. At the boot prompt, press Enter.

  3. Follow the prompts to install Oracle VM Server.

  4. Log into Oracle VM Server as the root user, with the password you set during the installation.

See the Section 2, "Installing Oracle VM Server" for detailed information on installing Oracle VM Server.

If you want to use more than one Oracle VM Server, repeat the installation process. Oracle VM Servers can be added to a server pool and managed by Oracle VM Manager.

1.1.2 Installing Oracle VM Manager

To install Oracle VM Manager:

  1. Start up the operating system on the computer on which you want to install Oracle VM Manager.

  2. Insert and mount the Oracle VM Manager CD.

  3. As the root user, start the Oracle VM Manager installation script:

    # ./
  4. Follow the prompts to install Oracle VM Manager.

See the Section 3, "Installing Oracle VM Manager" for detailed information on installing Oracle VM Manager.

1.2 Upgrading Oracle VM

You cannot upgrade Oracle VM 2.x to Oracle VM 3.0. A full reinstall of your Oracle VM environment is required. You can however upgrade an Oracle VM 3.0.x environment to a later Oracle VM 3.0.x release. See Chapter 4, "Upgrading Oracle VM" for information on performing an upgrade.