Oracle® VM

Administrator's Guide for Release 3.3

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March 2016

Table of Contents

1 Audience
2 Related Documents
3 Command Syntax
4 Conventions
1 Oracle VM Configuration
1.1 Oracle VM Server Configuration
1.1.1 Installing Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins
1.1.2 Creating ZFS Volumes on SPARC
1.1.3 Configuring a Secondary Service Domain on SPARC
1.1.4 Enabling Multipath I/O Support
1.1.5 Installing Oracle VM Server Diagnostic Tools
1.1.6 Changing the Oracle VM Server (Dom0) Memory Size
1.1.7 Oracle VM Server SNMP Monitoring Tools
1.2 Oracle VM Manager Configuration
1.2.1 Oracle VM Manager Utilities
1.2.2 Changing the Oracle VM Manager admin User Password
1.2.3 Setting up SSL on Oracle VM Manager
1.2.4 Configuring Oracle VM Manager UI Session Timeout
1.3 MySQL Configuration
1.4 ISO Provisioning for PVM Guest Installations
2 Oracle VM Utilities
2.1 Introduction to the Oracle VM Utilities
2.2 Oracle VM Utilities Prerequisites
2.3 Installing the Oracle VM Utilities
2.3.1 Installing the Oracle VM Utilities on Oracle VM Manager
2.3.2 Installing the Oracle VM Utilities on Oracle Linux
2.3.3 Oracle VM Utilities Scripts
2.4 Using the Oracle VM Utilities
2.4.1 Oracle VM Virtual Machine Control (ovm_vmcontrol)
2.4.2 Oracle VM Retrieve Disk (ovm_vmdisks)
2.4.3 Oracle VM Virtual Machine Messaging (ovm_vmmessage)
2.4.4 Oracle VM Repository Restore (ovm_reporestore)
2.4.5 Oracle VM Hostd For Metrics Messaging (ovm_vmhostd and vm-dump-metrics)
3 Oracle VM Guest Additions
3.1 Introduction to the Oracle VM Guest Additions
3.2 Installing the Oracle VM Guest Additions
3.3 Upgrading the Oracle VM Guest Additions
3.4 Using the Oracle VM Guest Additions (ovmd)
3.4.1 Using the Oracle VM Guest Additions Daemon to Enable First-Boot Configuration
3.4.2 Using the Messaging Channel
3.4.3 Configuring the Oracle VM Guest Additions Daemon to Run as a Service
3.5 Displaying the Virtual Machine's IP Address
3.6 The Oracle VM Template Configuration Script and Modules
3.6.1 Overview of the Template Configuration Script (ovm-template-config)
3.6.2 Enabling and Disabling Configuration Modules (ovm-chkconfig)
3.6.3 Key-Value Pairs Used By Available Configuration Modules
3.6.4 Triggering Configuration Changes
3.6.5 Developing Oracle VM Template Configuration Modules
4 Converting Hosts
4.1 Converting a Host
4.2 Using the P2V Utility
4.3 Using the P2V Utility with a Kickstart File
4.4 P2V Parameters
5 Backing up and Restoring Oracle VM Components
5.1 Backing up and Restoring Oracle VM Manager
5.1.1 Backing Up The Oracle VM Manager Configuration File
5.1.2 Backing up the MySQL Database Repository
5.1.3 Restoring Oracle VM Manager
5.1.4 How to Restore Oracle VM Manager If You Have No Database Backup
5.2 Oracle WebLogic Server Backup and Restore
5.3 Backing up Virtual Machines
6 Troubleshooting Oracle VM
6.1 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Installation
6.1.1 libaio Not Installed
6.1.2 Cannot Install MySQL
6.1.3 Cannot Create OVS Database Schema
6.1.4 Installation Fails on Non-English Character Set
6.1.5 Installation Fails When Using an NIS-based Oracle User Account
6.2 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Server
6.2.1 Oracle VM Server Debugging Tools
6.2.2 Using DHCP on Oracle VM Servers
6.2.3 Oracle VM Server Firewall Blocks NFS Access
6.2.4 Unable to Use Certain Key Combinations When Connecting to Dom0 Console
6.2.5 Storage Array LUN Remapping on Oracle VM Servers
6.2.6 Tuning ISCSI Settings on Oracle VM Servers
6.3 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Manager
6.3.1 Oracle VM Manager Log Files
6.3.2 Oracle VM Manager Web Interface Database Synchronization
6.3.3 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Tool
6.3.4 No File Systems Found When Searching a Storage Server
6.3.5 Unable to Discover Servers to Oracle VM Manager Due To Time Differences
6.3.6 Unable to Create a Clustered Server Pool on a Disk that already has an OCFS2 File System
6.3.7 Unable to Create a Repository on a Device that has Partitions
6.4 Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
6.4.1 Setting the Guest's Clock
6.4.2 Wallclock Time Skew Problems
6.4.3 Mouse Pointer Tracking Problems
6.4.4 Cloning Virtual Machine from Oracle VM 2.x Template Stuck in Pending
6.4.5 Hardware Virtualized Guest Stops
6.4.6 Migrating Virtual Machines
6.4.7 Migrating Large Hardware Virtualized Guest Results in CPU Soft Lock
6.4.8 Hardware Virtualized Guest Devices Not Working as Expected
6.4.9 Paravirtualized Guest Disk Devices are Not Recognized
6.4.10 Cannot Start Virtual Machine Console
6.4.11 Cannot Create a Virtual Machine from Installation Media
6.4.12 Cannot Change CD in the Virtual Machine