Virtualization is taking the technology world by storm and dramatically helping organizations save money. Oracle VM is free and forked from the open source Xen hypervisor, which brings down your upfront costs for an agile data center. The robust capabilities and easy-to-use web interface of Oracle VM Manager helps administrators manage their Internal Data Center from anywhere in the world, helping us come closer to ubiquitous computing.
This practical book will give you hands-on experience on how to manage your Virtual Machines using Oracle VM Manager. Equipped with step-by-step installation and management information you will not only learn to manage your Virtual Data Center but also will include this guide among the books you consider most essential.
This book will take you into the various methods of importing Virtual Machines. You will learn to import VMs through HTTP/FTP, Repository servers, and even import other VM formats such as VMware VMs. You will also learn about the Xen utilities such as xm, xentop, and virsh. You will learn to manage your VMs through the simple and intuitive web interface of Oracle VM Manager. No matter how compact it may seem, this book covers all the essentials while keeping your learning experience to the point. The book has been deliberately written in a conversational manner so that you feel at home while learning Oracle VM Manager.
What you will learn from this book?
Understand virtualization and learn to install Oracle VM Server
Install/Upgrade Oracle VM Manager
Manage VMs using Oracle VM Manager
Secure Oracle VM Manager
Learn Xen utilities such as xm, xentop, and virsh
Import VMs through HTTP/FTP, Repository, CD, and VMware VMs
Import Templates through HTTP/FTP, Repository servers, VMware templates and more
This is a practical, hands-on book with precise, step-by-step instructions. We go about installing Oracle VM Servers and Oracle VM Manager. The writing style is conversational and the book also gives you a graphical view of the steps that are carried out.
The book starts by looking at the important features of virtualization and then takes you directly to installation. The motive is to get you started right away and have you excited enough to use the complete book as an essential guide to not only learning but implementing your Oracle VM farm within your data center.
Who this book is written for?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn virtualization with Oracle VM Manager and has some understanding and experience with virtualization; it is not an introductory book on virtualization but goes into detail explaining Oracle VM Servers and managing those VM Servers with Oracle VM Manager.
The book is aimed at IT managers or administrators looking to learn a new set of skills to enhance their careers as well as those looking for more consolidated and comprehensive tools to manage virtual infrastructures. It will be helpful to VMware, Microsoft, and other virtualization administrators who are looking for robust and cheaper alternatives to otherwise expensive and proprietary virtualization software. Generally IT managers and non-core-IT staff may also benefit from chapters that teach how to manage the life-cycle of VMs and generally integrate the technology process into the people and processes of their organization.