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  • July 24, 2009

Announcing Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface (CLI)

Honglin Su
Sr. Director of Product Management

We are pleased to announce that Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface (CLI) was released to Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) today.

The CLI is written in Python and uses the Oracle VM Manager Web Services API to communicate with Oracle VM Manager. You can use the CLI to perform the same functions as Oracle VM Manager, such as managing all your server pools and guests. The CLI commands can be scripted, thus bring more flexibility to help customers deploy and manage Oracle VM environment.

1. Download required RPMs from ULN.


ULN Channel
ovmcli-1.0-1.el5.noarch.rpm el5_i386_oracle_addons and el5_x86_64_oracle_addons

el5_i386_addons and el5_x86_64_addons

2. Install the RPMs onto a server running Enterprise Linux

# rpm -Uvh ovmcli-0.1-17.el5.noarch.rpm python-ZSI-2.1-a1.el5.noarch.rpm

3. Configure CLI by running "ovm config". The user will be asked for the following information:

- Oracle VM Manager hostname

- Oracle VM Manager port number

- Deploy path (use default)

- Location of vncviewer (required for vncviewer command)

- Enable or disable HTTPS support (depends on Oracle VM Manager setup)

4. Oracle VM Manager CLI is now ready for use. Just type the command "ovm". For example,

# ovm help

# ovm help all

# ovm -u admin -p password svrp ls

# ovm -u admin -p password shell

See additional resources at:

* Blog: Oracle VM CLI RPM is available

* Blog: Oracle VM Manager CLI and Web Services API

* Oracle VM Documentation

Update: Aug 14, 2009, The Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface: Introduction, Installation, Configuration and Command Examples

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