Chapter 2. Discover Oracle VM Servers

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2.1. Discovering Oracle VM Servers
This figure shows the visual indicator that shows where you are in the tutorial.

When you log into Oracle VM Manager, the Servers and VMs tab is displayed.

Figure 2.1. Default screen

This figure shows the Servers and VMs tab, which is the default tab displayed after log in.

When you first log in a tutorial is displayed in the Getting Started tab. To show or hide the tutorial, click the arrow to the right of the management pane.

When you add Oracle VM Servers to your Oracle VM Manager environment, this process is known as discovering Oracle VM Servers. This term is used often in this tutorial. The first thing you should do to set up your virtualization environment is to discover your Oracle VM Servers.

When an Oracle VM Server is discovered, it 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. Any storage attached to the Oracle VM Server is also discovered. For more information on discovering an Oracle VM Server, see Discovering Oracle VM Servers.

Depending on your hardware and networking configuration, external storage may be automatically detected during discovery of the Oracle VM Servers. This is always the case with local OCFS2 storage on an Oracle VM Server.

When you have discovered your Oracle VM Servers, you should next discover your storage.