Edit Server Pool

You can edit the configuration information of a server pool, including the server pool name, description, and key mapping. You can also change the master server, which controls the cluster, as well as whether the virtual machines are migrated securely. You cannot change the virtual IP address or the file system used for the server pool.

To edit a server pool:

  1. Click the Servers and VMs tab.

  2. Select the Server Pools folder in the navigation pane. Ensure that you are in the Server Pools perspective. Click Edit Selected Server Pool... Edit Server Pool icon in the toolbar.

  3. The Edit Server Pool dialog box is displayed. Edit the server pool information:

    • Server Pool Name: The name of the server pool. The maximum length of a server pool name is 256 characters and may contain any character.

    • Description: A description of the server pool.

    • Virtual IP Address for the Pool: This field cannot be modified.

    • Master Server: The master server that handles interactions with Oracle VM Manager.

    • Pool File System: This field cannot be modified.

    • VM Console Keymap: The key mapping to use in the consoles for all virtual machines in the server pool.

    • VM Start Policy: Define the default start-up policy for all of your virtual machines handled by this server pool. It is possible to override the default policy within the configuration of each virtual machine. See Section 3.1.3, “Create Virtual Machine” for information on setting the start policy for an individual virtual machine.

    • Secure VM Migrate: Select whether to enable encrypted migration of virtual machines.

    • Override Global Server Update Group: Select whether to enable overriding of the global update repository. See Section 7.2, “Server Update Groups” and Section 3.4.6, “Server Update Repositories Perspective” for more information on update repositories.

    • Timeout for cluster: If clustering is enabled for the server pool, this option allows you to set the timeout parameter. The maximum cluster timeout setting is 300 seconds. The minimum cluster timeout is 12 seconds. The default cluster timeout is 120 seconds. The disk heartbeat and network heartbeat are automatically derived from the cluster timeout value.

      The cluster timeout can only be changed when there are no servers in the server pool, therefore it is usually good to set this during the creation of your server pool.

  4. To edit the Oracle VM Servers in the server pool, click the Servers tab. Using the controls provided, you can add or remove Oracle VM Servers that comprise the server pool.

  5. To edit the tags associated with the server pool, click the Tags tab. Using the controls provided, you can add or remove tags that can be used to identify the server pool and to group it with other objects within Oracle VM Manager. See Section 1.14, “Tags” for more information on creating and managing tags.

  6. Click OK to apply your changes.

The server pool changes are automatically propagated to all Oracle VM Servers in the server pool by the master server.