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Oracle Virtualization – Installing Oracle VM Server 3.0.3, Oracle VM Manager 3.0.3 and Deploying Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64 bit for test configuration

Oracle Virtualization – Installing Oracle VM Server 3.0.3, Oracle VM Manager 3.0.3 and Deploying Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64 bit for test configuration

In two posts I will cover Oracle VM server 3.0.3 and 3.1.1 technology; the first (this one) will be dedicated to 3.0.3 and the second (next one)to 3.1.1. 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 you will look at the installation of Oracle VM server 3.0.3 and Oracle VM Manager 3.0.3 on Oracle VirtualBox and in addition I will provide guidelines for deploying Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) Oracle VM templates Linux x86 64 bit for test configuration using Oracle VM Manager. For information relating to earlier Oracle VM server 2.2.1 deployment with RAC templates click here. All software can be downloaded from edelivery.oracle.com (Oracle Software Delivery Cloud) and the templates (version 11.2.0.3) can be downloaded as a patch from MOS (patch 12694014). The approach described in the article is applicable on any supported platform although I am using Oracle VirtualBox for testing. Bear in mind that contrary to Oracle VM server 2.2.1 in Oracle VM Server 3.0.3 YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE to have RAC templates deployed in Virtual box environment due to Oracle VM 3.0.3 dmidecode requirement that VirtualBox does not comply. I will show briefly guidelines for a successful RAC template deployment after Oracle VM Server 3.0.3 and Oracle VM Manager are installed. In the next post I will present a detail steps by step guide for RAC templates deployment using Oracle VM server 3.1.1 and Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1.
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June 19, 2012 Posted by | oracle | 4 Comments