1.1.1 Installing Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins

Vendor-specific (non-generic) Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins are available directly from your storage vendor. Generic Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins are already installed by default during the installation of Oracle VM Server and no further action is required if you select to only use the generic plug-ins. Vendor-specific Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins usually facilitate additional management functionality that you can take advantage of from within Oracle VM Manager.

A complete list of vendor-specific Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins is available at:

https://wikis.oracle.com/display/oraclevm/Oracle+VM+Storage+Connect+Plugins

Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins are delivered as an RPM, usually a single RPM, but your storage vendor may provide multiple RPMs. When you have the Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in RPM from your storage vendor, install the RPM on your Oracle VM Servers. You must install the RPM on all the Oracle VM Servers that will use the particular storage.

To install the Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in RPM, on the command line of the Oracle VM Server, enter

# rpm -ivh filename.rpm

If you are upgrading an existing Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in, use the RPM upgrade parameter:

# rpm -Uvh filename.rpm

If you are installing or upgrading an Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in on an Oracle VM Server already managed by Oracle VM Manager, rediscover the Oracle VM Server to update the database repository with the latest configuration information about the Oracle VM Server.

Read the install and configuration documentation for the Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in from your storage vendor before you install and use it. There may be extra configuration required that is not documented here.