Chapter 7. Managing Virtual Machines

Table of Contents

7.1. Virtual Machines Overview
7.2. Virtualization Modes (Domain Types)
7.3. Supported Guest Operating Systems
7.4. Virtual Machine Installation Media
7.5. Virtual Machine Resources
7.5.1. Overview of Virtual Machine Resources in a Storage Repository
7.5.2. Storage Repository Contents and Structure
7.5.3. Virtual Machine Templates
7.5.4. Assemblies
7.5.5. ISO Files (CD/DVD Images)
7.5.6. Virtual Disks
7.5.7. Virtual Machine Configuration Files
7.6. Creating VNICs
7.7. Creating a Virtual Machine
7.8. Cloning a Virtual Machine or Template
7.8.1. Managing Clone Customizers
7.9. Managing Virtual Machines
7.9.1. Viewing Virtual Machine Information and Events
7.9.2. Editing a Virtual Machine
7.9.3. Starting a Virtual Machine
7.9.4. Stopping (Shutting Down) a Virtual Machine
7.9.5. Killing a Virtual Machine
7.9.6. Restarting a Virtual Machine
7.9.7. Suspending a Virtual Machine
7.9.8. Resuming a Virtual Machine
7.9.9. Moving Virtual Machines Between Repositories
7.9.10. Migrating a Virtual Machine
7.9.11. Deleting a Virtual Machine
7.10. Connecting to a Virtual Machine
7.11. Converting to Paravirtualized Guests or Installing Paravirtualized Drivers
7.12. Setting Hard Partitioning for Virtual Machine CPUs

In this chapter we describe in detail all types of virtual machine activities. A virtual machine is a guest operating system, for example, Linux, Windows, or Solaris, and its associated application software. A virtual machine runs on an Oracle VM Server in a server pool. Full management of a virtual machine is performed using Oracle VM Manager.

This chapter describes how to create and use virtual machines.