Preface

The Oracle VM Manager User's Guide provides reference and task-based information for using the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface.

Audience

The Oracle VM Manager User's Guide is intended for system administrators and end users who want to learn how to provision and manage virtual machines using the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface. This book is designed to map directly onto the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface, as a result some simplesects may be repeated if the user interface provides the same options or views in more than one place. Ideally, you should identify the item that you need help with within the user interface and then use the table of contents to navigate to the relevant simplesect in this book.

For more general descriptions of the design and architecture of the product, you should refer to the Oracle VM Concepts Guide. For a basic guide to getting started with configuring your environment within the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface, refer to Oracle VM Manager Getting Started Guide.

Command Syntax

Oracle Linux command syntax appears in monospace font. The dollar character ($), number sign (#), or percent character (%) are Oracle Linux command prompts. Do not enter them as part of the command. The following command syntax conventions are used in this guide:

Convention

Description

backslash \

A backslash is the Oracle Linux command continuation character. It is used in command examples that are too long to fit on a single line. Enter the command as displayed (with a backslash) or enter it on a single line without a backslash:

dd if=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 of=/dev/rst0 bs=10b \
count=10000

braces { }

Braces indicate required items:

.DEFINE {macro1}

brackets [ ]

Brackets indicate optional items:

cvtcrt termname [outfile]

ellipses ...

Ellipses indicate an arbitrary number of similar items:

CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2 ... valueN

italics

Italic type indicates a variable. Substitute a value for the variable:

library_name

vertical line |

A vertical line indicates a choice within braces or brackets:

FILE filesize [K|M]

forward slash /

A forward slash is used to escape special characters within single or double quotes in the Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface, for example:

create Tag name=MyTag description="HR/'s VMs"

Conventions

The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention

Meaning

boldface

Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.

italic

Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.

monospace

Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

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