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Oracle Virtualization – Installing Oracle VM Server 2.2.1, Oracle VM Manager 2.2.0 and Deploying Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.2) Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64 bit for test configuration

Oracle Virtualization – Installing Oracle VM Server 2.2.1, Oracle VM Manager 2.2.0 and Deploying Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.2) Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64 bit for test configuration

Oracle provides virtualization software ranging from bare metal implementations based on Oracle VM Server to a Microsoft Windows/Linux/Mac OS and Solaris deployments based on Oracle Virtual Box. Oracle VM Manager facilitates management of Oracle VM Server. In this article we will look at the installation of Oracle VM server and Oracle VM Manager on Oracle VirtualBox and will deploy Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.2) Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64 bit for test configuration using Oracle VM Manager. All software can be downloaded from edelivery.oracle.com and the templates can be downloaded as a patch from MOS (patch 10113572). The approach described in the article is applicable on any supported platform although it is using Oracle VirtualBox for testing.

Software versions used are:

  • Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.0
  • Oracle VM Server 2.2.1
  • Oracle VM Manager 2.2.0
  • OEL 5.4

The article will cover the following:

  • VirtualBox configuration for VMServer machine and VMManager machine
  • Installation of Oracle VM Server
  • Installation of Oracle VM Manager
  • Deployment of Oracle RAC 11gR2 Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64bit for test configuration

In real life Oracle VM server runs on a dedicated set of servers and is installed as a bare metal product without the need of an Operating system. Oracle VM Manager is installed on a Linux box. Oracle VirtualBox can be successfully used for testing and self-study of the new features.

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February 11, 2011 Posted by | oracle | 38 Comments