Oracle® VM

Installation and Upgrade Guide for Release 3.2

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March 2014


Document generated on: 2014-03-06 (revision: 3777)

Table of Contents

1 Audience
2 Documentation Accessibility
3 Related Documents
4 Command Syntax
5 Conventions
1 Installation Overview
1.1 Installing Oracle VM
1.1.1 Installing Oracle VM Server on x86
1.1.2 Installing Oracle VM Server on SPARC
1.1.3 Installing Oracle VM Manager
1.2 Upgrading Oracle VM
2 Installing Oracle VM Server on x86
2.1 Preinstallation Tasks and Requirements
2.1.1 Hardware Requirements
2.1.2 Software Requirements
2.1.3 Network Requirements
2.1.4 Oracle VM Server Memory Settings
2.1.5 Getting the Software
2.2 Installing Oracle VM Server From a CD
2.3 Changing the Dom0 Memory Size
2.4 SNMP Support for Oracle VM Server
2.5 Installing Oracle VM Server Support Tools
3 Installing Oracle VM Server for SPARC
3.1 Preinstallation Tasks and Requirements
3.1.1 Hardware Requirements
3.1.2 Software Requirements
3.1.3 Network Requirements
3.1.4 LDoms Configuration Requirements
3.1.5 Getting the Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Software
3.2 Installing Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
3.3 Configuring Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
3.3.1 Configuring the Network
3.3.2 Oracle VM Agent Configuration
3.3.3 Configuring the LDoms Manager
3.3.4 Configuring LDoms
3.4 Control Domain CPU and Memory Settings
3.5 Using the Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Service
3.6 Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Log File
3.7 Uninstalling Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
4 Installing Oracle VM Manager
4.1 Installation Overview
4.2 Oracle VM Manager Components
4.3 Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
4.3.1 Hardware Requirements
4.3.2 Software Requirements
4.4 Installing Oracle VM Manager
4.4.1 Mounting the Oracle VM Manager Installation Media
4.4.2 Running the Oracle VM Manager Installer
4.4.3 Configuring the NTP Service
4.4.4 Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Console Utilities
4.4.5 Installation Logs
4.4.6 Installation Directories
4.5 Logging in to Oracle VM Manager
4.6 Starting and Stopping Oracle VM Manager
4.7 Running Oracle VM Manager as a Virtual Machine
4.8 Adding a Trusted CA Certificate and Keystore for SSL Encryption
4.9 Enabling Remote Log Ins
4.10 Configuring UI Session Timeout
4.11 Changing the Oracle VM Manager admin User Password
4.12 Backing Up Oracle VM Manager
4.13 Restoring Oracle VM Manager
4.14 Uninstalling Oracle VM Manager
4.15 Troubleshooting
4.15.1 General MySQL Debugging
4.15.2 libaio Not Installed
4.15.3 Cannot Install MySQL
4.15.4 Cannot Create OVS Database Schema
4.15.5 Oracle Database Schema Exists
4.15.6 Installation Fails on Non-English Character Set
4.15.7 Installation Fails When Using an NIS-based oracle User Account
5 Upgrading Oracle VM
5.1 Upgrading Overview
5.2 Upgrading Oracle VM Manager
5.2.1 Post-upgrade Steps
5.3 Upgrading Oracle VM Server for x86
5.3.1 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Using a Yum Repository
5.3.2 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Using the CD
5.3.3 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Using Multipath SANs
A Oracle VM Manager Installation Script (runInstaller)
A.1 runInstaller
A.1.1 Options
A.2 Installer Configuration File
B Oracle VM Manager MySQL Backup and Restore
B.1 Oracle VM Manager MySQL Backup
B.1.1 Backup Directories and Logs
B.1.2 Performing a Backup Manually
B.2 Restoring the MySQL Database for Oracle VM Manager