Creating an Exalytics Repository

A repository stores Oracle VM resources, such as virtual machines, templates for creating virtual machines, virtual machine assemblies, and so on.


Oracle recommends that you create a repository on each physical disk available. Use the smaller repository to store Oracle VM templates and cloned virtual machines and the larger repository to store virtual drives that are assigned to the virtual machines.

You use Oracle VM Manager to create and configure Exalytics repositories, and to present the repositories to Oracle VM Servers.

To create an Exalytics repository:

  1. Log on to Oracle VM Manager.

  2. Select the Repositories tab.

  3. In the toolbar, click Create New Repository to display the Create a Data Repository dialog.

  4. Perform the following actions:

    1. In the Repository Name field, enter the name for the repository.

    2. For Repository Location, select Physical Disk and click Search.

    3. From the drop-down list, select a local storage array and select the smaller of the two storage drives.

    4. Click OK.

    5. Select the server pool for the repository.

    6. Click Next.

      The new repository is available to be presented to Oracle VM Server. To enable your Oracle VM Server to use the repository, you must present the repository to Oracle VM Server.

  5. Select and move Oracle VM Server from the Servers field to the Present to Server(s) field and click Finish.

    The repository is listed in the Repository tab.

For more information, see "Chapter 4, Managing Storage" in https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E64076_01/E64082/html/vmusg-servervm.html