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Oracle VM Server Installation Release 3.1 up to 3.2

Oracle VM Server Installation Release 3.1 up to 3.2

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Oracle VM Server Pre-Deployment Checklist
Download the Oracle VM Media Pack
Oracle VM Server Installation
Oracle VM Post Installation Checklist
 
1. Insert the Oracle VM Server media into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Boot the server with the Oracle VM Server media in the CD-ROM drive.
3. The Oracle VM Server Welcome screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 7.
 
Oracle VM Server Welcome screen
From Oracle VM Server Welcome screen press the Enter key to start the install program. If the Enter key is not pressed for one minute, the install program will automatically start.
 
Figure 29 shows the Oracle VM Server Welcome screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Welcome
 
The CD Found screen
On the CD Found screen, you can test the media for errors. To test the media, use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter. Once the media test is completed, any errors will be reported. To skip the media test and continue with the install, use the Tab key to select the Skip button and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 30 shows the CD Found screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation CD Found
 
The Keyboard Selection screen
On the Keyboard Selection screen, use the Tab key to select the list of keyboard models. Then use the UP and DOWN keys (↑ or ↓) to select the desired keyboard model. The keyboard that is selected becomes the default keyboard for dom0. Next, use the Tab key to select OK, and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 31 shows the Keyboard Selection screen.
ORacle VM Server Installation Keyboard Selection
 
OVS EULA screen
On the OVS EULA screen, use the UP and DOWN keys (↑ or ↓) to read the License Agreement. Next, use the Tab key to select the ACCEPT button to continue.
 
Figure 32 shows the OVS EULA screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation License Agreement
 
Partitioning Type screen
The Partitioning Type screen offers the following five partitioning options:
  • Remove all partitions and create a new default partition layout
  • Remove all Linux partitions and create a new default partition layout
  • Use the free space on selected drives to create a new default partition layout
  • Create a minimal partition layout for installation to a USB drive
  • Create a custom partition layout
Tip: The default behavior of the Oracle VM Server installation program is to allocate only 3GB of storage for the entire installation, regardless of the amount of available disk space. I recommend re-allocating the free space to the root “/” partition for log files and diagnostics. When installing Oracle VM Server on a small flash storage module, i.e. 4GB, select the "Create a minimal partition layout for installation to a USB drive" partition layout option.
 
Use the Tab key to select the Remove all partitions and create a new default partition layout option. Ensure that the appropriate drive is selected in the Which drive(s) do you want to use for this installation section. Use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue.
 
Figure 33 shows the Partitioning Type screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Warning
 
Warning screen
On the Warning screen, use the Tab key to select the Yes button, then press Enter to continue.
 
Note: If your installing a new server that has been zones and masked to existing SAN storage, DO NOT REMOVE ANY OF THE SAN PARTITIONS! Removing the SAN partitions could delete the existing server pool with its virtual machines. 
 
Figure 34 shows the Warning screen.
ORacle VM Server Installation Partitioning Type
 
Review Partition Layout screen
On the Review Partition Layout screen, use the Tab key to select the YES to review and/or modify the Partition Layout, or use the Tab key to select the NO to accept the defaults and continue to the Boot Loader Configuration screen.
 
The default behavior of the Oracle VM Server installation program is to allocate only 3GB of storage for the entire Oracle VM Server installation, regardless of the amount of available disk space. I recommend re-allocating the free space to the root “/” partition for log files and diagnostics. 
 
The following examples show how to re-allocating the free space to the root “/” partition for log files and diagnostics.
 
Figure 35 shows the Review Partition Layout screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Remove Partition Warning
 
Partitioning screen
On the Partitioning screen, use the Tab key to select the root “/ partition, then use the Tab key to select the Edit button. Press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 36 shows the Partition screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Review Partition Layout
 
Add Partition screen
On the Add Partition screen, use the Tab key to select the Fill all available space option. Next, press the Space bar to select the Fill all available space option. Use the Tab key to select the OK button to proceed.
 
Figure 37 shows the Add Partition screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Partitioning
 
Partitioning screen
On the Partitioning screen, use the Tab key to select OK to continue.
 
Figure 38 shows the Partitioning screen
Oracle VM Server Installation Add Partition
 
The Boot Loader Configuration screen
On the Boot Loader Configuration screen, use the Tab key to select the Master Boot Record (MBR) or the First sector of boot partition as the location to install the boot loader. For this example, we have selected the Master Boot Record (MBR) option. Next, use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 39 shows the Boot Loader Configuration screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Partition Screen
 
Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen (ACCESS PORTS - NOT 802.1q)
On the Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen, use the Tab key to select the network interface that will be dedicated for the server management network channel. If your using 802.1Q (VLANs), select the Add to VLAN tab to enter the VLAN ID of the server management network channel. Once the network interface is selected, use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue.
 
If you select OK, skip to the The IPv4 Configuration for eth0 screen.
 
Note: The installer program selects eth0 as the default server management interface. The server management interface settings are controlled in the /etc/ovs-config file. The server management interface can be changed post installation using Oracle VM Manager.
 
Figure 40 shows the Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Boot Loader Configuration
 
Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen - Add to VLAN (802.1q)
On the Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen, use the Tab key to select the network interface that will be dedicated for the server management network channel. For 802.1Q (VLANs), select the Add to VLAN tab to enter the VLAN ID of the server management network channel. Once the network interface is selected, use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue.
 
Note: The installer program selects eth0 as the default server management interface. The server management interface settings are controlled in the /etc/ovs-config file. The server management interface can be changed post installation using Oracle VM Manager.
 
Figure 41 shows the Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Management Interface
 
From the Oracle VM Management VLAN screen enter the VLAN ID of the server management network channel. 
 
Tip: VLAN ID 1 can not be used with Oracle VM Manager.
 
Figure 42 shows the Oracle VM Management VLAN screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation IPv4 Configuration
 
The IPv4 Configuration for eth0 screen
The IPv4 Configuration for eth0 screen offers the following three options:
  • Dynamic IP configuration (DHCP)
  • Manual address configuration
  • IP Address and Prefix (netmask)
If your Oracle VM server will use DHCP to assign its IP address, select the Dynamic IP configuration (DHCP) option. To select the Dynamic IP configuration (DHCP) entry, use the Tab key to highlight the Dynamic IP configuration (DHCP) entry, then use the Space bar to select the Dynamic IP configuration (DHCP) entry. Use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue.
 
If your Oracle VM server will use a static IP address, select the Manual address configuration entry. To select the Manual address configuration entry use the Tab key to highlight the Manual address configuration entry, then use the Space bar to select the Manual address configuration entry. Next, use the Tab key to enter the IP Address and Prefix (netmask). Use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue.
 
Figure 43 shows the IPv4 Configuration for eth0 screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Miscellaneous Network Settings
 
The Miscellaneous Network Settings screen
On the Miscellaneous Network Settings screen, use the Tab key to select the GatewayPrimary DNS and optional Secondary DNS to enter the networking settings for your environment. Use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 44 shows the Hostname Configuration screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Hostname Configuration
 
Hostname Configuration screen
On the Hostname Configuration screen, select one of the following two options:
  • automatically via DHCP
  • manually
If the machine uses DHCP to assign its hostname, then select the automatically via DHCP option. Next, use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue.
 
To assign a hostname for your Oracle VM server, select the manually option and enter the host' short name in the text box. Then, use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue.
 
Tip: The hostname entered into the Hostname Configuration screen will be displayed in Oracle VM Manager for the host and its objects.
 
Figure 45 shows the Hostname Configuration screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Time Zone Selection
 
Time Zone Selection screen
On the Time Zone Selection screen select the System clock uses UTC option to use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), then use the Tab key and the UP or DOWN key (↑ or ↓) to select the time zone closest to your Oracle VM server’s physical location. Next, use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 46 shows the Time Zone Selection screen.
 Oracle VM Server Installation Oracle VM Agent password
 
Oracle VM Agent password screen
On the Oracle VM Agent password screen, enter the password for the Oracle VM agent in the Password field. The Agent password should "not" contain special character, i.e. ;:#,!, etc. In the Password (confirm) field, re-enter the password. Use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue. If the two passwords do not match, the installation program will ask you to re-enter the passwords.
 
The Oracle VM agent password is used by Oracle VM Manager and the Oracle VM Management Pack to dispatch commands and to retrieve pool-status data. The Oracle VM agent password can be changed after the installation from dom0 by typing “ovs-agent-passwd oracle” for the oracle account.
 
 
Figure 47 shows the Oracle VM Agent password screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Root Password
 
Root Password screen
On the Root Password screen, enter a password with at least six characters for the root user in the Password field. In the Password (confirm) field, re-enter the password. Use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue. If the two passwords do not match, the installation program will ask you to re-enter the passwords.
 
Figure 48 shows the Root Password screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Installation to begin
 
Installation to begin screen
On the Installation to begin screen, select OK and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 49 shows the Installation to begin screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Complete
 
Complete screen
When the Complete screen appears, remove the Oracle VM Server media from the CD-ROM drive and press Enter to reboot the Oracle VM server.
 
Figure 50 shows the Complete screen.
 Oracle VM Server login prompt
 
Oracle VM Server login prompt screen
On the Oracle VM Server login prompt screen, enter ALT-F2 to access the login screen. From the login prompt, enter the root username and the password to access the dom0 console.
 
Figure 51 shows the Oracle VM Server login prompt screen.
 Oracle VM Server login prompt
 
After installing Oracle VM, review and complete all of the necessary tasks on the post-installation checklist before the server is added to a pool. Once the post-installation checklist is completed, the Oracle VM Server can be added to a server pool and patched using Oracle VM Manager or Oracle Enterprise Manager.
 

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