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Friday Sep 06, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 06, 2013
Happy Friday of a short week for our US readers!
This week is about backing up and recovering your Oracle VM systems. Oracle's Greg King just released an extremely thorough guide to give you the background you need to design a backup and recovery plan that fits the needs of your deployments. Have a look:
Have a great weekend!
Friday Jun 21, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jun 21, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone!
Our tip this week is from an excellent white paper written by our own Greg King titled Oracle VM 3: Building a Demo Environment using Oracle VM VirtualBox. In it, Greg gives you everything you need to know to set up Oracle VM Server inside of Oracle VM VirtualBox for testing and demoing. The section we're highlighting below is on how to configure the network interfaces of your virtual machines:
VirtualBox comes with a few different types of network interfaces that can be used to allow communication between the VM guests and the host operating system, including network interfaces that will allow the VM guests to communicate with local and wide area networks accessed from your laptop or personal computer. However, for the purpose of the demonstration environment we will limit the network communication to include access just between your desktop and the virtual machines being managed by VirtualBox.
The install process for Oracle VM VirtualBox creates a single host-only network device on your laptop or personal computer. Using the host-only network device will allow you to open a browser on your desktop to access the Oracle VM Manager running within the VirtualBox VM guest. The device will only allow network traffic between the VM guests and your host operating system, but nothing outside the confines of your laptop or personal computer.
We will need to add a second host-only network since the Oracle VM Server appliance has both eth0 and eth1 configured. You can choose to use eth1 on the Oracle VM Servers or not use them – the choice is yours. But, at least the host side network device will exist if you decide to use it.
Greg goes on to describe in detail how to setup the network interfaces, so you can head on over to the paper and get even more info.
See you next week!
Friday May 31, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on May 31, 2013
I'm always a fan of round numbers, and today we bring you the 30th edition of our Friday tips series!
This week, it's another video on the Oracle VM Command Line Interface video from Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant, Oracle VM Product Management. This one covers the object relationships in the Oracle VM command line interface:
See you all next week with another tip.
Friday May 24, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on May 24, 2013
We hope you're having a great Friday! We've got another tip from our Oracle VM Command Line Interface video series for you this week from Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant, Oracle VM Product Management. This one is on the basics of the Oracle VM command line interface:
And we'll see you all next week with another tip!
Friday May 17, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on May 17, 2013
Happy Friday, folks! We've got another video tip for you this week from Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant, Oracle VM Product Management. This one is on the interactive help features of the Oracle VM command line interface:
And we'll see you all next week with another tip!
Friday Apr 19, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Apr 19, 2013
We've got another video tip for you this week from Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant, Oracle VM Product Management. This one is on setting up SSH keys to make it quicker to log in to the command line interface for Oracle VM:
We'll see you next week with another tip! Remember, if you want to ask us something directly, you can post on Twitter tagged with #askoraclevirtualization.
Friday Mar 15, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Mar 15, 2013
In our Friday tip #12, we had a discussion on how to use the Oracle VM command line interface. This week's tip follows up on that with a very nice video from Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant, Oracle VM Product Mangement. In this video, Greg shows you how to get started with the command line interface:
We'll see you next week for our first (modest) milestone, the 20th Friday tip blog!
Friday Jan 25, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jan 25, 2013
Let’s assume for our example you are going to keep the scripts on a Linux server named “myserver”. Simply execute the ssh command shown below to test your login. The CLI will prompt you for a password – this is the same password you use for the admin user when you log into the Oracle VM Manager.
You can see a list of available commands by typing either help or “?” at the command prompt as shown below.
Thanks Greg. For more information on Oracle VM 3.2, have a read through Honglin's excellent blog entry on this very blog.
We'll see you next week!
Wednesday Feb 29, 2012
By Monica Kumar-Oracle on Feb 29, 2012
Server Virtualization deployments need not be difficult to get up and running quickly, particularly with Oracle VM.
Join our Virtualization experts, Adam Hawley, Senior Director of Virtualization Product Management and
Greg King, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Oracle VM Best Practices Engineering, as they discuss tips to:
If you are an Oracle VM administrator, or just learning about Oracle VM, you wouldn't want to miss this webcast!
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