By johnpriest-Oracle on Jul 08, 2016
This is another blog in the series to give the Oracle VM community some additional information on the 3.4 release that we delivered earlier this year. The topics that we covered in previous Oracle VM 3.4 blogs include:
This week, we are going to share a little more information on some of the Ease of Use Enhancements that were delivered with this updated version of Oracle VM.
Virtual Appliance Import/Export
With Oracle VM 3.4 we enhanced our ability to fully support the importing and exporting of Virtual Appliances (.ova/.ovf files). Previous releases supported Virtual Appliances as Assemblies, but required a multi-step process to import them. Now you only need to execute a single step to import either a Template or a Virtual Appliance:
Virtual Appliances can be created in Oracle VirtualBox or other hypervisors and easily imported into Oracle VM to create new VMs. To export a Virtual Appliance from Oracle VM, you can create a VM and simply export it as an .ova file:
Saved preferences and Context sensitive help:
User preferences (login, columns, refresh intervals, order) are now persisted across user sessions. And if a user needs help anywhere in the UI, links will take them to the locations in the online help files to address their specific need:
Database backup options and Exporting inventory to XML :
The MySQL database in Oracle VM Manager is backed up using an integration with the MySQL Enterprise Backup product. With Oracle VM 3.4 a user now have the options to select the database backup interval and the number of database backups that should be retained.
As another backup solution, you can now generate XML based reports for Virtual Machines, Oracle VM Servers, server pools, and storage. These files can be used for configuration management or as backup files:
Oracle VM is engineered for the Open Cloud Infrastructure to increase datacenter flexibility, meet your price/performance needs, and make applications easier to deploy, manage, and support.
For more Information - Oracle VM 3.4 documentation is available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN): http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E64076_01/index.html
If you have any questions, feel free to post them on this blog entry.
Have a great weekend.