4.6 Oracle VM Manager Installation Script (runInstaller.sh)

This section contains information about the Oracle VM Manager installation script, runInstaller.sh, and includes details on the usage, syntax and parameters. The runInstaller.sh script should always be run as the root user. Make sure you have met the requirements outlined in Section 4.2, “Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements” before running the runInstaller.sh script.


runInstaller.sh [ -h | --help ] [ { -c | --config= } configfile.yml ] [ { -u | --uuid= } uuid ] [ { -i | --installtype= } { Install | Uninstall | Upgrade } ] [ { -y | --assumeyes } ] [ { -n | --noprereq } ] [ { -k | --cleanup } ]


Using the runInstaller.sh script with no options prompts you to enter any required options.

The following table shows the available options for this tool.



[ -h | --help ]

Display the runInstaller.sh command parameters and options.

{ -c | --config= } configfile.yml

Specifies an install configuration file. This file is used to set install options in a silent installation. This command option is deprecated and should not be used.

{ -u | --uuid= } uuid

Sets the UUID for Oracle VM Manager.

  • The UUID is generated automatically during installation and is 15 or 32 hex digit string starting with the values '0004fb'.

  • You should not specify the UUID when installing the first instance of Oracle VM Manager on a host. You should only specify the UUID when recovering or upgrading an instance of Oracle VM Manager.

  • You should specify all alphabetic characters in the UUID as lowercase. Some releases of Oracle VM Manager can behave unexpectedly if you specify uppercase characters in the UUID.

  • The UUID is saved to /u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/.config.

{ -i | --installtype= } { Install | Uninstall | Upgrade }

Sets the install type to use without being prompted during the install. Use this option during a silent install.

{ -y | --assumeyes }

Sets each prompt during the install to respond as yes. If combined with the --installtype=Install option, performs a silent install with the default settings.

{ -n | --noprereq }

Sets the installer to ignore all prerequisite system checks such as memory or operating system requirements.

{ -k | --cleanup }

Cleans up all temporary installation configuration files after the install completes.

Example 4.3 Running Oracle VM Manager installer without checking system prerequisites

Running the installer without checking the host system prerequisites:

# ./runInstaller.sh --noprereq

Example 4.4 Running Oracle VM Manager installer with the UUID

Running the installer with the UUID of Oracle VM Manager to perform a recovery:

# ./runInstaller.sh --uuid=0004fb000000100002cb7f2dffa8d8