1.7 Using the Tabs

Each tab defines different objects and functional areas of operations that can be performed in Oracle VM Manager. When you select a tab the default management pane for that tab is displayed. The management pane change depending on the selected object in the navigation tree and the Perspective selected in the drop-down list in the management pane toolbar. The tabs in the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface are:

  • Chapter 2, Health Tab: to monitor the overall health and status of your virtualization environment and to view historical statistics such as memory and CPU usage.

  • Chapter 3, Servers and VMs Tab: to discover Oracle VM Servers, create and manage server pools and virtual machines, assign Oracle VM Servers to server pools, and create and configure virtual machines in server pools.

  • Chapter 4, Repositories Tab: to create and configure storage repositories and their content; assemblies, VM templates, ISO files, virtual disks and virtual machine configuration files.

  • Chapter 5, Networking Tab: to manage networks and their functions in your environment, create, edit and delete networks and VLAN groups, and create virtual NICs which can be used by virtual machines.

  • Chapter 6, Storage Tab: to manage, discover and edit file servers and SAN servers (storage arrays), physical disks, access groups and volume groups.

  • Chapter 7, Tools and Resources Tab: to manage tags which can be used to identify and group objects within Oracle VM Manager, and to configure server update repositories for updates of the Oracle VM Servers being managed by Oracle VM Manager. This tab also contains preferences that control certain user interface behaviors.

  • Chapter 8, Jobs Tab: to get a global view on jobs, to evaluate information on jobs completed or aborted, or to cancel a job in progress.

A Getting Started tab is also available if the Getting Started panel is displayed. This tab is described in more detail in Section 1.7.1, “Getting Started Tab”.

The order of the tabs is largely determined by frequency of use once your environment is completely configured. It is not indicative of the order in which you should attempt to configure the different elements within your environment. For an insight into the typical order in which configuration tasks should be performed for a fresh installation please refer to the information provided in the Getting Started tab, or to the Oracle VM Manager Getting Started Guide.