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How to install Oracle VM server (x86)? Step By Step Guide

Oracle VM for X86 is  a native hypervisor which is directly runs on the host’s hardware.This hypervisor is based on xen technology and it requires very small footprint on the hard drive to install it.Oracle VM server is directly installed on the baremetal computer and it contains the oracle VM agent to manage the communication with oracle VM manager. By default, this hypervisor system is called dom0 (Domain zero) which also be called  privileged domain since it has direct access with hardware. Virtual machines will be called as domU which is unprivileged domain and doesn’t have direct control on the hardware.

This product is similar to VMware vSphere  and you can see the comparison between these two products here.

The below image shows the oracle VM for x86 components.

Oracle VM for x86 components
Oracle VM for x86 components

Here we will see the installation of dom0 (dom zero) / Oracle VM server . This installation will be almost similar to Linux installation. 

1. Download the oracle VM server from oracle  and Burn it in  DVD . Insert the DVD in to physical server .

2.Power on the server and select the DVD/CD as boot device.Once you get the boot prompt , just enter to continue.

Oracle VM server boot screen
Oracle VM server boot screen

2.Skip the DVD check .

Skip the DVD check
Skip the DVD check

3.Select the keyboard layout. Let me go with default one.

Select the Keyboard Layout
Select the Keyboard Layout

4.Accept the license .

5.Erase the data on the disks and continue.

Erase the data on disks
Erase the data on disks

6.Select the disks for oracle vm server installation.

Select the Disk for OVS installation
Select the Disk for OVS installation

7.Click on yes to remove existing partitions.

Click on Yes to remove existing Partitions
Click on Yes to remove existing Partitions

8.No need to modify the default layout.

Go with Default Layout
Go with Default Layout

9.Select the boot order. Just continue with defaults.

Boot order of the OVS
Boot order of the OVS

Click on the page 2 to see the installation steps of oracle VM server.

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3 comments

  1. Hi Lingeswaran,

    I want to setup OVM lab on my laptop…Please let me know what is minimun hardware configuration required.

    Regards,
    Manoj

  2. Great tutorial. Step-by -step detailed doc.

  3. can you please let me know what kind of hardware and software required for OVS server installation

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