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Oracle VM Server Installation Release 3.3.x

Oracle VM Server Installation Release 3.3.x

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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 Installation Start screen
From Oracle VM Server Installation Start 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 7 shows the Oracle VM Server Installation Start screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation - Press the ENTER key to begin the installation process.
 
The Disk Found screen
On the Disk 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 8 shows the Disk Found screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Disk Found
 
Oracle VM Server Welcome screen
From Oracle VM Server Welcome screen press the OK key to start the install program. If the Enter key is not pressed for one minute, the install program will automatically start.
 
Figure 9 shows the Oracle VM Server Welcome screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation - Welcome to Oracle VM Server!
 
The Language Selection screen
On the Language 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 10 shows the Language Selection screen.
ORacle VM Server Installation Language Selection
 
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 11 shows the Keyboard Selection screen.
ORacle VM Server Installation Language 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 12 shows the OVS EULA screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation License Agreement
 
Warning screen
Depending upon the condition of the installation disk, i.e. a new disk, or an existing disk with an operating system, you may see one or more Warning messages. Figure 13 shows a disk reinitializing Warning. The example Oracle VM Server's SSD disk had been wiped, so the appropriate selection was the Re-initialize all tab. As shown in Figure 13, reinitializing will cause data loss. Only Re-initialize is you are 100% sure that the disk or LUN can be wiped for the installation.
 
Note: If your installing a new server that has been zones and masked to existing SAN storage, DO NOT RE-INITIALIZE ANY SAN PARTITIONS! Re-initializeing the wrong SAN partitions could delete an existing server pool and/or virtual machine repositories. 
 
Figure 13 shows the Warning screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Disk Warning
 
Partitioning Type screen
The Partitioning Type screen offers the following three options:
  • Use the entire drive
  • Replace the existing Linux system (if any)
  • Use the free space
Select which drive(s) you want to use for the installation. Replace the existing Linux system (if any) is the defaut option and is suitable for most systems. 
 
Tip: The default behavior of the Oracle VM Server installation program is to create partitions with the maximum amount of disk space for dom0, then use the rest for an OCSF2 local repository for virtual machines, templates, or SWAP disks. The only way to change the default partitioning layout is to install Oracle VM Server using a kickstart file.
 
Use the Tab key to select your Partitioning option. In this example we selected the Replace existing Linux system option. Use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue.
 
Figure 14 shows the Partitioning Type screen.
ORacle VM Server Installation Partitioning Type
 
Writing storage configuration to disk screen
On the Writing storage configuration to disk screen you must confirm that you wish to write the partitioning information to disk to proceed, or Go back to make changes. Selecting Writing storage configuration to disk will erase any data on the disk.
Use the Tab key to select the Writing storage configuration to disk button to continue.
 
Figure 15 shows the Writing storage configuration to disk screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Writing storage configuration to disk
 
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. Unless your booting from SAN, or the data displayed on the Boot Loader Configuration screen looks suspect, accepted the defaults, and use the Tab key to select the OK button and press Enter to continue.
 
Figure 16 shows the Boot Loader Configuration screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Boot Loader Configuration
 
Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen
On the Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen, use the Tab key to select the network interface (Access Port) that will be dedicated for the server management network channel. If you select OK, the expectation is that the selected server management interface is not a tagged VLAN, i.e. the port on the network switch is configured as an access port. For 802.1Q (Tagged VLANs), select the Add to VLAN tab to enter the VLAN ID show in Figure 18.
 
Note: The installer program selects eth0 as the default server management interface. The server management interface can be changed post installation by hand in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files.
 
Figure 17 shows the Oracle VM Server Management Interface screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Boot Loader Configuration
 
Oracle VM Server Management VLAN screen
On the Oracle VM Server Management VLAN screen, use the Tab key and enter the server management network channel VLAN ID in the VLAN text box. Once the Oracle VM Server Management VLAN is entered, use the Tab key to select the OK button to continue. 
 
Figure 18 shows the Oracle VM Server Management VLAN screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Management Interface
 
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 / 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 19 shows the IPv4 Configuration for eth0 screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation IPv4 Configuration
 
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 20 shows the Miscellaneous Network Settings screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Miscellaneous Network Settings
 
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 21 shows the Hostname Configuration screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation - Hostname Configuration
 
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 22 shows the Time Zone Selection screen.
 Oracle VM Server Installation Time Zone Selection
 
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 23 shows the Oracle VM Agent password screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Oracle VM Agent 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 24 shows the Root Password screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Root Password
 
Installation Starting screen
On the Installation Starting screen you can monitor the progress of the installation.
 
Figure 25 shows the Installation to begin screen.
Oracle VM Server Installation Starting
 
Post Instalation screen
On the Post Instalation screen you can monitor the progress of the Post Installation configurations. 
 
Figure 26 shows the Complete screen.
 Oracle VM Server Installation Post Installation
 
Complete screen
When the Complete screen appears, remove the Oracle VM Server media and press Enter to reboot the Oracle VM server.
 
Figure 27 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 selected during the installation to access the server console.
 
Figure 28 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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