6.8 How do Server Pool Clusters Work?

The implementation of server pool clustering within Oracle VM differs depending on whether the Oracle VM Servers used in the server pool are based on an x86 or SPARC architecture, however the behavior of a server pool cluster and the way in which it is configured within Oracle VM Manager is largely seamless regardless of the platform used. This means that server pool clustering is handled automatically by Oracle VM Manager as soon as you enable it for a server pool, as long as the necessary requirements are met to allow clustering to take place.

In this section we discuss how server pool clusters work for each of the different architectures, and describe the requirements for clustering to be enabled.