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Oracles VM Server – a look inside Part 1


I wanted to setup a production environment in my lab to test out Oracles VM Server framework so I set aside a few hours to take ‘a look inside’. After downloading the small ISO to setup a server (it only runs on 64-bit hardware) I set out to download and setup the manager component. Unfortunately it wasn’t as easy as running a windows client like the Citrix and VMware product but I was intrigued and decided to persevere.

After downloading the Oracle Linux image (wow it’s almost a full DVD) I installed it on a system. It looks a lot like a RedHat system with anaconda being customized for their installer. I then found that I needed to tweak one of the installed files to increase the files that could be opened in order to run the installer. (Add the following lines to /etc/security/limits.conf file: * soft nproc 4096 * hard nproc 16384 * soft nofile 16384 * hard nofile 65536)

After rebooting and creating a new user (oracle) with a group (dba) I mounted the install CD and ran the runInstaller.sh script.

After entering three passwords for the database, weblogic and VM manager applications the install ran for about 20 minutes (your time may vary). We are then presented with a line that tells us to wait while ‘  WebLogic configures the applications…”

After about 5 more minutes we were done. You get a brief summary of the installation once you are done.

(You can get an RPM for tightvnc-java from here – http://oss.oracle.com/oraclevm/manager/RPMS/)

I rebooted the workstation and waited several minutes for all the services to start…

and then we were ready to begin the configuration…

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