1.2.4 Configuring Oracle VM Manager UI Session Timeout

You can change the amount of time that an Oracle VM Manager session can remain inactive before it is invalidated. Oracle VM Manager runs on Oracle WebLogic Server , and to configure Oracle VM Manager timeout settings you need to access the Oracle WebLogic Server console.

To configure Oracle VM Manager session timeout:

  1. Access the Oracle WebLogic Server console by entering:


    Log in with the user weblogic and the password you set during the Oracle VM Manager installation.

  2. Click Deployments in the left pane of the Administration Console.

  3. Click Next to change the page until ovm_console is listed in the Deployments table.

  4. Click the "+" next to ovm_console to expand the view for the ovm_console deployment.

  5. Click ovm/console in the Modules list. The settings for ovm_console is displayed.

  6. Click on the Configuration tab.

  7. Click Lock and Edit in the Change Center pane to modify the settings.

  8. Click the Configuration tab and then click the General subtab. Edit the Session Timeout (in seconds) field in the table. The default setting is half an hour (1800 seconds). Click Save.

    If you receive a permissions related error, you may need to change the permissions or ownership on the file located at /u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/weblogic/deploy/ovm_console/plan/plan.xml. You can do this by running the following command:

    chown oracle:dba /u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/weblogic/deploy/ovm_console/plan/plan.xml

    You will need to resave your changes in order for them to take effect.

  9. Go back to the Deployments page by clicking Deployments in the left pane. In the Deployments table, select the ovm_console check box. Click Update to redeploy the application.

  10. Change the source and deployment plan paths as desired. Click Finish.

  11. To activate the changes, click Activate Changes in the Change Center of the Administration Console.


Due to the nature of some pages served within Oracle VM Manager, the client browser auto-refreshes regularly to poll for changes. This is particularly apparent on the Health page. Since the client is constantly refreshing, UI timeout may not behave as expected. Therefore, a configuration parameter for ADF has been set to timeout automatic polling after a default period of 20 minutes where there has been no mouse or keyboard interaction within Oracle VM Manager. This means that for these pages, the UI timeout value only becomes effective after the polling timeout has been effected.

Changes to the polling timeout are not directly configurable. If you require this facility to be modified contact Oracle Support.

For more information on updating a Web application, see the Oracle WebLogic Server documentation: