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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide for Oracle VM

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Updated: January 2017

Oracle VM Overview

Oracle VM is a platform that provides a fully equipped environment with all the latest benefits of virtualization technology. Oracle VM enables you to deploy operating systems and application software within a supported virtualization environment. The Oracle VM architecture includes Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Server.

Oracle VM Manager is used to manage Oracle VM Servers, virtual machines, and resources. It comprises of a number of subcomponents, include a web browser-based user interface and a command-line interface (CLI), enabling you to manage your infrastructure directly from the command line either via external scripts or by running manual command sequences. Each of these interfaces runs as a separate application to the Oracle VM Manager core and interfaces with this using the Web Services API.

Oracle VM Server is a managed virtualization environment that provides a lightweight, secure, server platform for running virtual machines, also known as domains. These virtual machines could be Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows.

At least one Oracle VM Server is required, but several are needed to take advantage of clustering. On x86-based systems, Oracle VM Server is based upon an updated version of the underlying Xen hypervisor technology, and includes Oracle VM Agent. Oracle VM Agent is used to manage communication with Oracle VM Manager.

This document explains how to install Oracle VM Server on your Oracle Server X6-2. For information about the complete Oracle VM environment and installation instructions for other components of Oracle VM, refer to the Oracle VM documentation at: