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 Managing VNICs
7.7 Creating a Virtual Machine
7.8 Importing a Virtual Machine
7.9 Cloning a Virtual Machine or Template
7.9.1 Managing Clone Customizers
7.10 Managing Virtual Machines
7.10.1 Viewing Virtual Machine Information and Events
7.10.2 Editing a Virtual Machine
7.10.3 Starting Virtual Machines
7.10.4 Stopping (Shutting Down) Virtual Machines
7.10.5 Killing Virtual Machines
7.10.6 Restarting Virtual Machines
7.10.7 Suspending Virtual Machines
7.10.8 Resuming a Virtual Machine
7.10.9 Moving Virtual Machines Between Repositories
7.10.10 Moving Virtual Machines Between Oracle VM Servers
7.10.11 Moving Virtual Machines To/From Unassigned Virtual Machines Folder
7.10.12 Migrating Virtual Machines
7.10.13 Deleting Virtual Machines
7.11 Sending Messages to Virtual Machines
7.12 Connecting to a Virtual Machine
7.12.1 Web Browser Requirements for Oracle VM Manager Console Applets
7.12.2 Oracle VM Server for x86 Console
7.12.3 Oracle VM Server for SPARC Serial Console
7.13 Converting to Paravirtualized Guests or Installing Paravirtualized Drivers
7.14 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, Microsoft Windows™, or Oracle Solaris, and its associated application software. A virtual machine runs on an Oracle VM Server in a server pool. Oracle VM Manager provides full management of virtual machines.

This chapter describes how to create and use virtual machines.