Oracle® VM

Installation and Upgrade Guide for Release 3.4

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E64078-10

October 2017


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Overview
1.1 Planning Your Oracle VM Deployment
1.2 Getting Installation ISOs and Packages
1.3 Installation From Bootable Physical Media
1.4 Loopback ISO Mounts
1.4.1 Loopback Mounts on x86
1.4.2 Loopback Mounts on SPARC
1.5 Installing Oracle VM Server on x86
1.6 Installing Oracle VM Server on SPARC
1.7 Installing Oracle VM Manager
1.8 Upgrading Oracle VM
2 Installing Oracle VM Server
2.1 Installing Oracle VM Server on x86 Hardware
2.1.1 Preinstallation Tasks and Requirements
2.1.2 Installing Oracle VM Server From a DVD-ROM
2.1.3 Installing Oracle VM Server to Multipath Storage
2.1.4 Performing a Kickstart Installation of Oracle VM Server
2.2 Installing Oracle VM Server on SPARC Hardware
2.2.1 Preinstallation Tasks and Requirements
2.2.2 Installing the Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) Package
2.2.3 Installing Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
2.2.4 Configuring Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
2.2.5 Control Domain CPU and Memory Settings
2.2.6 Using the Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Service
2.2.7 Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Log File
2.2.8 Uninstalling Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
3 Performing a Network Installation of Oracle VM Server
3.1 Installing Oracle VM Server for x86 from PXE Boot
3.1.1 PXE Boot Overview
3.1.2 Configuring the DHCP Service
3.1.3 Configuring the TFTP Service
3.1.4 Copying the Xen Hypervisor, Installer Kernel, and RAM Disk Image
3.1.5 Hosting the Contents of the Oracle VM Server ISO File
3.1.6 Copying the Kickstart Configuration File
3.1.7 Setting Up the Boot Loader
3.1.8 Starting the Installation Process
3.2 Using the Automated Installer (AI) for Oracle VM Server for SPARC
3.2.1 Installing the Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) Package
3.2.2 Setting up an IPS repository
3.2.3 Creating an Oracle Solaris Installation Service
3.2.4 Creating an Installation Manifest
3.2.5 Creating a Configuration Profile
3.2.6 Performing an Installation
4 Installing Oracle VM Manager
4.1 Oracle VM Manager Components
4.2 Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
4.2.1 Hardware Requirements
4.2.2 Software Requirements
4.3 Installing Oracle VM Manager
4.3.1 Configuring the Environment Before Installation
4.3.2 Running the Oracle VM Manager Installer
4.3.3 Installation Logs
4.3.4 Installation Directories
4.4 Running Oracle VM Manager as a Virtual Machine
4.5 Uninstalling Oracle VM Manager
4.6 Oracle VM Manager Installation Script (runInstaller.sh)
5 Upgrading Oracle VM
5.1 Upgrade Overview
5.2 Preparing to Upgrade Oracle VM
5.2.1 Checking Minimum System Requirements
5.2.2 Validating Oracle VM Server Version Compatibility
5.2.3 Preparing to Upgrade Oracle VM Manager
5.2.4 Preparing to Upgrade Oracle VM Server
5.3 Downloading the Upgrade Software
5.4 Upgrading Oracle VM Manager
5.4.1 Running the Script to Upgrade Oracle VM Manager
5.4.2 Removing Temporary Files After Upgrade
5.5 Upgrading Oracle VM Server for x86 from Release 3.2.10 or later
5.5.1 Upgrading Oracle VM Server from Release 3.2.10
5.5.2 Reinstalling Oracle VM Server
5.6 Upgrading Oracle VM Server for x86 from Release 3.3.x or Between 3.4.x Errata Releases
5.6.1 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Through Oracle VM Manager
5.6.2 Upgrading Oracle VM Server Using the ISO File
5.6.3 Reinstalling Oracle VM Server
5.7 Finalizing Upgrades on Oracle VM Server for x86
5.7.1 Refreshing Server Pools To Validate Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in
5.7.2 Editing Boot Parameters To Enable Hypervisor Features
5.7.3 Confirm kdump Service Settings after Upgrading
5.7.4 Handling Missing Disks, File Systems and Repositories
5.8 Upgrading Oracle VM Agent for SPARC
5.8.1 Installing the Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) Package
5.8.2 Upgrading from Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Release 3.2.10
5.8.3 Upgrading from Oracle VM Agent for SPARC Release 3.3.x or Between 3.4.x Errata Releases
5.9 Rolling Back from an Upgrade
6 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Installation or Upgrade
6.1 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Server Installation or Upgrade
6.1.1 FCoE SAN not Listed as Available Drive
6.1.2 Oracle VM Server Cluster Configuration Warning After Upgrade
6.2 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Manager Installation or Upgrade
6.2.1 libaio Not Installed
6.2.2 Cannot Install MySQL
6.2.3 Cannot Create OVS Database Schema
6.2.4 Installation Fails on Non-English Character Set
6.2.5 Installation Fails When Using an NIS-based Oracle User Account
6.2.6 Upgrading Oracle VM Manager from Release 3.2.10 to Release 3.4.x Fails
7 What Next?
7.1 Configuring a Secondary Service Domain for SPARC
7.2 Installing Diagnostic Tools for Oracle VM Server
7.3 Configure the NTP Service on the Oracle VM Manager Host
7.4 Change the Backup and Restore Path for the Oracle VM Manager Database
7.5 Starting and Stopping Oracle VM Manager
7.6 Logging in to Oracle VM Manager
7.7 Configuring JVM Memory Allocation for Oracle VM Manager
7.8 Administrative Changes
A Appendix
A.1 Setting Up PXE Boot for Oracle VM Server Release 3.4.1 and Release 3.4.2
A.1.1 Setting up the GRUB2 Boot Loader
Glossary
Index