Oracle® VM

Installation and Upgrade Guide for Release 3.3

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September 2016

Table of Contents

1 Audience
2 Related Documents
3 Command Syntax
4 Conventions
1 Overview
1.1 Planning Your Oracle VM Deployment
1.2 Getting Installation ISOs and Packages
1.3 Installation From DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
1.4 Loopback ISO Mounts
1.4.1 Loopback Mounts on x86
1.4.2 Loopback Mounts on SPARC
1.5 Installing Oracle VM Server on x86
1.6 Installing Oracle VM Server on SPARC
1.7 Installing Oracle VM Manager
1.8 Upgrading Oracle VM
2 Installing Oracle VM Server
2.1 Installing Oracle VM Server on x86 Hardware
2.1.1 Preinstallation Tasks and Requirements
2.1.2 Installing Oracle VM Server From a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
2.1.3 Multipath Installation
2.2 Installing Oracle VM Server on SPARC Hardware
2.2.1 Preinstallation Tasks and Requirements
2.2.2 Installing Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
2.2.3 Configuring Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
2.2.4 Control Domain CPU and Memory Settings
2.2.5 Using the Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Service
2.2.6 Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Log File
2.2.7 Uninstalling Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
3 Installing Oracle VM Manager
3.1 Oracle VM Manager Components
3.2 Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
3.2.1 Hardware Requirements
3.2.2 Software Requirements
3.3 Installing Oracle VM Manager
3.3.1 Configuring the Environment Before Installation
3.3.2 Running the Oracle VM Manager Installer
3.3.3 Installation Logs
3.3.4 Installation Directories
3.4 Uninstalling Oracle VM Manager
3.5 Oracle VM Manager Installation Script (
4 Oracle VM Server Automated Installation
4.1 Installation From PXE Boot
4.1.1 General Requirements
4.1.2 DHCP Configuration
4.1.3 TFTP Configuration
4.1.4 PXELinux Configuration
4.1.5 Copying the ISO Kernel and initrd
4.1.6 NFS Configuration
4.1.7 Copy Kickstart Configuration File To The NFS Export
4.1.8 Final Steps
4.2 Using Kickstart to Automate Installation Options
4.3 Automated Installer (AI) for SPARC
4.3.1 Setting up an IPS repository
4.3.2 Creating an Oracle Solaris Installation Service
4.3.3 Creating an Installation Manifest
4.3.4 Creating a Configuration Profile
4.3.5 Performing an Installation
5 Upgrading Oracle VM
5.1 Upgrading Overview
5.2 Upgrading Oracle VM Manager
5.2.1 Running the Installer to Perform the Upgrade
5.2.2 Removing Temporary Files After Upgrade
5.3 Using Oracle VM Manager with Oracle VM Server Release 3.2
5.4 Upgrading Oracle VM Server for x86
5.4.1 Preparing to Upgrade Oracle VM Servers from Release 3.2 or Earlier
5.4.2 Upgrading Oracle VM Server using the Script
5.4.3 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Using Oracle VM Manager
5.4.4 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Using the CD
5.4.5 Post-upgrade Steps
5.5 Upgrading Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
5.5.1 Create Server Update Repositories in Oracle VM Manager
5.5.2 Upgrading Oracle VM Server for SPARC
5.6 Rolling Back From an Upgrade
6 What Next?
6.1 Installing DLM for SPARC Server Pool Clusters
6.2 Configuring a Secondary Service Domain for SPARC
6.3 Installing Diagnostic Tools for Oracle VM Server
6.4 Configure the NTP Service on the Oracle VM Manager Host
6.5 Installing and Upgrading Packages Required For The VNC and Serial Console
6.5.1 VNC Console for x86 Requirements
6.5.2 Oracle VM Server Serial Console for x86 and SPARC
6.6 Change the Backup and Restore Path for the Oracle VM Manager Database
6.7 Starting and Stopping Oracle VM Manager
6.8 Logging in to Oracle VM Manager
6.9 Administrative Changes