2.3 Installing Oracle VM Server

This section describes how to install and configure Oracle VM Server securely.

Oracle VM Server runs a lightweight, optimized version of Oracle Linux. It is based upon an updated version of the Xen hypervisor technology and includes Oracle VM Agent. The installation of Oracle VM Server in itself is secure: it has no unused packages or applications and no services listening on any ports except for those required for the operation of the Oracle VM environment.

During the installation process you must provide passwords for the Oracle VM Agent and the root user account on the server. Be sure to choose secure passwords and share them only among administrators who need access to the Oracle VM Servers. Use the password rules described in Section 2.2, “Installing Oracle VM Manager”. Place the servers in a private network segment with restricted access, as described in Section 2.1.2, “Preparing the Management Network”.