This Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course explores building the infrastructure for cloud computing. Expert
Oracle University instructors will show you how to support enterprise applications by deploying pooled server resources
to create virtual machines.
- Plan a virtual solution.
- Install the Oracle VM Server and the Oracle VM Manager software.
- Configure network resources to provide isolation and redundancy.
- Add SAN and NFS to provision storage for the virtual environment.
- Create server pools and repositories to support application workloads.
- Speed up virtual machine deployment with templates and assemblies.
- Use virtual machine high availability.
- Use server pool policies to maximize the performance of your server workloads.
Benefits to You
Using the Oracle VM application-driven architecture is different from using traditional virtualization. Built with the
application stack and manageability in mind, Oracle VM offers a complete lifecycle compute stack virtualization. This
course will help you consolidate the server foot print, while acquiring the tools to deploy or consolidate application
workloads to a virtualized environment or migrate to a private cloud.
Learn Ease of Deployment and Management
Built to support all different workloads, with a specific emphasis on ease of deployment and management of Oracle
applications, you'll also learn to create server pools to take advantage of your existing storage and networking
infrastructure. This will seamlessly manage storage from a central location using Oracle VM Storage Connect. Using
features like anti-affinity groups and Dynamic Resource Scheduling policy, you'll implement and manage the
inter-connections between the virtual machines running your multi-tier enterprise applications.
Gain Hands-On Experience
Extensive hands-on practices will guide you through each step for building your virtual environment. With the skills
acquired during these exercises, you can scale your virtual environment to support the most demanding workloads.
- Required Prerequisites
- Ability to administer a Linux environment and implement a virtual infrastructure using any virtualization platform
- Suggested Prerequisites
- Familiarity with link aggregation and VLAN technologies
- Familiarity with networking principles
- Familiarity with storage concepts: iSCSI, NFS, FC
- Familiarity with thin provisioning
- Install the Oracle VM Server for x86 and the Oracle VM Manager
- Become familiar with the Oracle VM Manager UI and CLI
- Discover and manage Oracle VM servers
- Add networks and storage to support the Oracle VM environment
- Create and manage server pools
- Create and populate repositories with virtual resources
- Perform the steps to create and operate virtual machines
- Use cloning with templates and assemblies to create additional virtual entities
- Exercise high availability, live migration and anti-affinity policy
Introducing Oracle VM with Oracle VM Server for x86
- Benefits of Server Virtualization
- Oracle VM within Server Virtualization Landscape
- Components of Oracle VM
- Features of Oracle VM
- Benefits of Oracle VM
Planning and Installation
- Installation Planning
- Hardware and Software Requirements
- Network and Storage Planning
- Installation Options and Processes
- Post Installation Tasks
- Upgrade of Oracle VM Server for x86
Managing Servers and Networks
- Discovering Oracle VM Servers
Managing Oracle VM Servers
Understanding Network Functions
Creating Network Bonds, VLANs, VLAN Groups
Creating and Managing Networks
- Storage Types and Functions
- Storage Connect Framework
- File Server and SAN Server Discovery
- Managing Storage Elements
- Physical Disks Creation and Cloning
Server Pools and Repositories
- Server Pool Functions and Policies
- Distributed Resource Scheduling and Dynamic Power Management
- Server Pool Design
- Creating Server Pools
- Anti-Affinity Groups
- Creating Repositories
- Populating Repositories
- Cloning Virtual Disks
Managing Virtual Machines
- Virtual Machine Components
- PVM and HVM Guests
- Installing Guest Operating Systems
- Use of Templates and Assemblies
- Cloning of Virtual Machines and Templates
- High Availability Feature
- Virtual Machine Console
- Migrating Virtual Machines