4.1 Installation Overview

Oracle VM Manager is installed on a pre-configured Linux operating system, and is comprised of a variety of different components. Oracle VM Manager requires a database that acts as a repository to control the interactions between these different components. The database can either be installed locally, taking advantage of the bundled MySQL database provided with the installer, or can be hosted on an alternate system in the form of an existing Oracle Database. Installing all components, including the bundled database, locally is known as a Simple install, and makes use of default configuration parameters. For installations that make use of an existing Oracle Database, the installation is referred to as a Custom install, and provides the option to specify particular configuration parameters during the installation process.


As of Oracle VM Release 3.2, the Simple installation of Oracle VM Manager is fully supported within production environments.


If you intend to make use of an Oracle Database backend by performing a Custom installation of Oracle VM Manager it is imperative that you ensure that an adequate database backup regime is adhered to if you intend to make use of Oracle Support Services.

As of Oracle VM Release 3.2, the MySQL Database that is included in a Simple installation is automatically backed up.

Installation of Oracle VM Manager includes the installation of Java, Oracle WebLogic Server and the Oracle VM Manager application itself. When performing a Simple installation, MySQL v5.5 is also installed.

An uninstaller is included with the installation script. The uninstaller gives you options to remove MySQL, Java, the Oracle VM Manager application, and the Oracle WebLogic Server.