Chapter 3 Servers and VMs Tab

Use the Servers and VMs tab to discover Oracle VM Servers, create and manage server pools and virtual machines, assign Oracle VM Servers to server pools, and create and configure virtual machines in server pools.

Figure 3.1, “Servers and VMs tab” shows the Servers and VMs tab.

Figure 3.1 Servers and VMs tab


The Servers and VMs tab contains the Perspectives set out in Table 3.1, “Servers and VMs Tab Perspective”. The Perspectives available in any particular view vary depending on the item selected in the navigation tree. This table provides a quick reference for all of the available perspectives in the Servers and VMs tab. Each perspective provides a different view of your configuration and also includes its own toolbar.

Table 3.1 Servers and VMs Tab Perspective

Management Pane Perspective

Description

Server Pools

Displays information about the server pools. Use this tab to edit server pool policies, add or remove Oracle VM Servers from a server pool, edit information about a server pool, and delete a server pool.

Select the Server Pools folder in the navigation tree and then select Server Pool in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

For more information about managing server pool, see Section 3.3.1, “Server Pools Perspective” .

Server Processor Compatibility

Displays information about the server processor compatibility groups defined for selected Oracle VM Servers with compatible processors for virtual machine migration. You can perform actions on the server processor compatibility groups using the tab's toolbar, such as create, edit and delete.

Select the Server Pools folder in the navigation tree and then select Server Processor Compatibility in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

See Section 3.3.2, “Server Processor Compatibility Perspective” for information on server processor compatibility groups.

Servers

Lists the Oracle VM Servers in the server pool. You can perform actions on the Oracle VM Servers using the tab's toolbar, such as start, stop, and edit. You can also use the tab's toolbar to discover an Oracle VM Server and create a virtual machine on a selected Oracle VM Server. When an Oracle VM Server is discovered, it is listed in the Unassigned Servers folder. When an Oracle VM Server is added to a server pool, it is listed in the Server Pools folder.

Select a server pool in the navigation tree and then select Servers in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

See Section 3.4.2, “Servers Perspective”.

Virtual Machines

Displays information about the virtual machines in the server pool, or on the Oracle VM Server. You can perform actions on the virtual machines using the tab's toolbar, such as start, stop, edit, migrate and clone.

Use the Name Filter input field to specify search criteria to filter the displayed results. See Section 1.16, “Name Filters” for more information.

Select a server pool or Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Virtual Machines in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

The Virtual Machines pane is also displayed when you select the Unassigned Virtual Machines folder in the navigation tree.

See Section 3.4.3, “Virtual Machines Perspective”.

Anti-Affinity Group

Displays information about the anti-affinity groups defined to keep selected virtual machines on separate Oracle VM Servers. You can perform actions on the anti-affinity groups using the tab's toolbar, such as create, edit and delete.

Select a server pool in the navigation tree and then select Anti-Affinity Group in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

See Section 3.4.4, “Anti-Affinity Groups Perspective” for information on anti-affinity groups.

Policies

Displays information about server pool power and resource management policies; Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), or Distributed Power Management (DPM). You can define or edit a policy for the server pool using the tab's toolbar.

Select a server pool in the navigation tree and then select Policies in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

See What are Server Pool Policies? in the Oracle VM Concepts Guide for more information on these server pool policies.

See Section 3.4.5, “Policies Perspective”.

Server Update Repositories

Displays information about the update repositories to update the software on Oracle VM Servers. These repositories override the global repositories set in the Tools and Resources tab. You can perform actions on the update repositories using the tab's toolbar, such as create, edit and delete.

Select a server pool in the navigation tree and then select Server Update Repositories in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane. See Section 3.4.6, “Server Update Repositories Perspective” for information on using the update repositories to override the global repositories. See Section 7.3, “Server Update Groups” for information on the global repositories.

Ethernet Ports

Lists the Ethernet ports on the selected Oracle VM Server that can be used for network bridges. Use this tab to edit the type of addressing (none, DHCP or static IP address) used for the Ethernet port.

Select an Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Ethernet Ports in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

For more information on network bridges, see Network Bridges in the Oracle VM Concepts Guide.

Bond Ports

Lists the bonded Ethernet ports on the selected Oracle VM Server. Use this tab to create, edit and delete bonds on Ethernet ports.

Note

While Oracle VM Manager uses the Linux terminology, Oracle Solaris users should understand port bonding to be equivalent to data link aggregation.

Select an Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Bond Ports in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

For more information on network bonding, see How is Network Bonding Used in Oracle VM? in the Oracle VM Concepts Guide.

Physical Disks

Lists the local storage available on the selected Oracle VM Server. Use this tab to edit, rescan, clone, refresh, delete, display servers using a physical disk, and display events for local storage. You can also use this tab to create or delete an OCFS2 file system on local storage.

Use the Name Filter input field to specify search criteria to filter the displayed results. See Section 1.16, “Name Filters” for more information.

Select an Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Physical Disks in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

For more information on local storage, see Local Storage in the Oracle VM Concepts Guide.

Storage Initiators

Lists the storage initiators available on the Oracle VM Server in your environment. Use this tab to view access groups for selected storage initiators.

Select an Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Storage Initiators in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

Control Domains

Displays information about the control domain, such as CPU, memory, operating system and Oracle VM Agent version. A control domain is an Oracle Solaris concept, and is also known as dom0 on an x86 host. You can also use this tab to view which version of Oracle VM Server the server is running before and after an upgrade using the server update repository.

Select an Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Control Domains in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

See Section 3.4.2.10, “Update Server” for more information on Oracle VM Server update management.

Repository Exports

List the export file servers used by backup and restore applications to access OCFS2 file systems. Use this tab to create, edit and delete repository export file servers.

Select an Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree and then select Repository Exports in the Perspective drop-down list to display this pane.

Info

Displays a high-level view of the selected object. The Info pane contents change to reflect information about the object selected in the navigation tree. You can use this pane to view information about repositories in your environment.

Select Info in the Perspective drop-down list to display the Info pane.

Events

Events are displayed for each object in the navigation tree and displays event related to that object.

Select Events in the Perspective drop-down list to display the Events pane.