7.5.1. Overview of Virtual Machine Resources in a Storage Repository

A storage repository is used to store virtual machine resources, so that these resources can be made available to Oracle VM Servers in a server pool, without having to copy the resources to each Oracle VM Server. The Oracle VM Servers in a server pool gain access to these virtual machine resources by having the storage repository presented to the them. If your storage is file-based storage, you can present a storage repository to multiple server pools.

The types of virtual machine resources can be categorized as:

You access and manage virtual machine resources in a storage repository using the Home view, selecting Server Pools in the navigation pane, and selecting the Repositories tab in the management pane.

The following sections describe the structure of a storage repository, and how to manage their contents.