Posts Tagged ‘oracle vm’

Starting in Oracle VM 3.2.1 the built in database of the Oracle VM Manager was MySQL.  I had hoped that this change would also signal a change in the database schema.  In prior versions of OVM 3.x all data was populated in the database in a completely useless longblob form. As we can see it […]

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 06:00 | 1 comment
Categories: Database, How To, Oracle VM

Today we are going over a script I wrote to utilize the ovmcli to rename all virtual disks to follow a understandable standard, in this case we will take the vmname and append a disk identifier to it.  The first disk (slot 0) will be appended with “_system.img” with all subsequent being appended with “_dataX.img” […]

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: Bash, How To, Oracle VM

So I have been working with the OVM CLI lately to try and fill in some holes in my knowledge and provide for some easily reproducible procedures, usually around consistency of the environment when performing frequent tear downs and upgrades.  So expect to see more OVM related scripts going forward. Today we are going over […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: Bash, How To, Oracle VM

One of my biggest complaints about Oracle VM 3 is that everything is abstracted at every level.  A VM name is simply meta data stored in a database (kind of) while everywhere that it matters the VM only exists as a UUID, lets look at some examples. The Way It Is From the hypervisor if […]

Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 06:00 | 1 comment
Categories: How To, Oracle VM

In my initial work with Oracle VM, I have run into a few fringe cases, which are not well documented, but actually have rather simple solutions.  This one actually cropped up over the weekend for me.  Over the weekend I decided to rebuild my company-issued laptop with Ubuntu Linux (12.04 amd64) to be specific.  I […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Linux, Oracle VM
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