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Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Connecting to the System Console

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

How to Set the Boot Drive

Installing Oracle VM

System Requirements

How to Obtain Oracle VM Software

How to Install Oracle VM Server

How to Install Oracle VM Manager

Creating and Managing VM Resources

Installing Oracle VM

Your server is compatible for use with Oracle VM 2.2.2. Oracle VM is a virtualization environment platform that enables users to create and manage virtual machines (VMs). These virtual machines exist on the same physical server but behave like independent physical servers. Each virtual machine created with Oracle VM has its own virtual CPUs, operating system, network interfaces, and storage.

Oracle VM consists of the following components:

The following topics describe the installation of Oracle VM and are included in this section:

Check system requirements.
Obtain the installation image and burn it to a DVD or copy it onto a server.
Install Oracle VM Server.
Install Oracle VM Manager.
Create shared storage, a server pool, and virtual machines.