By Rickramsey-Oracle on Jan 02, 2014
Red Hat Linux and VMWare are fine technologies. A great pairing. However, if you have business reasons for migrating to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, such as having earlier access to the latest Linux innovations or taking advantage of more integrated virtualization, take a look at our latest lab. It provides the best step by step instructions we could come up with for carrying out that migration. You can also try it just to hone your migration skills. You never know when the boss is going to ask you whether you can handle a migration.
Here's a peek at the major tasks:
- Start the two servers (Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager).
- Connect to Oracle VM Manager and become familiar with the product.
- Verify that the Oracle VM environment started correctly.
- Import an assembly that has Oracle Database on top and was exported from VMware.
- Create an Oracle VM Template based on the VMware assembly.
- Edit the Oracle VM Template that was created.
- Create a guest based on the Oracle VM Template that was created.
- Verify and then start the Oracle VM guest that was created.
- Manually modify the guest configuration and remove VMware tools.
- Switch from the Red Hat kernel to Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for free.
- Transform the guest into a usable Oracle VM Template ("gold image").
You can run the lab anytime you like on your laptop, or you can attend OTN's next Virtual SA Day, and run it with the help of a proctor. There will be several hundred sysadmins running the same lab at the same time, so you can discuss it with others via chat, and get help from our proctors. Details here.
photograph of a brewery in Ouray, Colorado, by Rick Ramsey