6.9.1. Discovering Oracle VM Servers

When an Oracle VM Server is installed and starts up, it listens for Oracle VM Manager server pool discovery events. Before you can add an Oracle VM Server to a server pool, it must first be discovered.

To discover an Oracle VM Server:

  1. In the Hardware view, select Discover Servers from the Actions menu. The Discover Servers dialog box is displayed.

    This figure shows the Discover Servers dialog box.
  2. Enter information about the Oracle VM Server(s) to be discovered:

    • Specify an IP Address (or range): The IP address of the Oracle VM Server. Click Add. If you want to discover more Oracle VM Servers, enter the IP address for each, and click Add to add the Oracle VM Server to the IP Addresses list box.


      If you want to copy/paste an IP address into this field, copy the IP address into your copy/paste buffer, then in the first IP address field paste the contents of the buffer and press the Tab or Enter key on your keyboard.

    • IP Addresses: Lists the IP address(es) of the Oracle VM Server(s) to be discovered. Add IP addresses using the Specify an IP Address field. To remove an IP address select it and click Delete.

    • Oracle VM Agent Port: The port on which the Oracle VM Agent is listening. This is most likely the default port 8899.

    • Oracle VM Agent Password: The password to connect to the Oracle VM Agent. The password must be the same on all Oracle VM Servers.

    Click OK.

The Oracle VM Servers are discovered and added to the Unassigned Servers folder. The newly discovered Oracle VM Server contains some basic information about itself, and about any immediate connectivity to a shared SAN, but it is considered to be in an unconfigured state. The Oracle VM Server cannot be used to perform any virtual machine, or active cluster operations. Physical network and storage configuration can be performed, and any subsequent storage discovery operations may also be performed.

When an Oracle VM Server is discovered, it is configured to use the Oracle VM Manager host computer as the Network Time Protocol (NTP) time source. This ensures that all Oracle VM Servers are in sync with each other in the Oracle VM Manager environment.


Time synchronization will only work if the NTP service is configured correctly on the Oracle VM Manager host. For more information and instructions, see Configuring the NTP Service in the Oracle VM Installation and Upgrade Guide.

The Utilization % column in the Servers tab does not report the utilization statistics of an Oracle VM Server that is in the Unassigned Servers folder . This field does not report utilization statistics unless an Oracle VM Server is included in a server pool.


Discovered Oracle VM Servers do not use a Virtual IP address until they are properly configured by being included in a server pool.

When an Oracle VM Server has been discovered, it can be added to a server pool. See Section 6.8.1, “Adding an Oracle VM Server to a Server Pool” for information on adding an Oracle VM Server to a server pool.