Opening The Oracle VM Templates Blackbox
VM Templates give you the efficiency of speed and the assurance of no
guess work. For those in the know, Oracle VM Guest Additions is a great
way to empower you to do more interesting things with the Templates.
Today’s blog article is to share the secrets with those who are not content with
just treating Oracle VM Templates as a black box.
VM Guest Additions is a set of packages that can be installed on the guest operating
system of a virtual machine running in the Oracle VM environment. These
packages provide the tools to allow bi-directional communication
directly between the Oracle VM Manager and the operating system running
within the virtual machine. OK here’s where the ‘power-user’ part comes
in…. This gives your fine-grained control over the configuration and
behavior of components running within the virtual machine directly from
Oracle VM Manager. You now have the ability to see and direct what goes
on inside your VM from Oracle VM Manager.
- Get a reporting on IP addressing
- Use the template configuration facility to automatically configure virtual machines as they are first started
- Send messages directly to a virtual machine to trigger programmed events
- Query a virtual machine to obtain information pertaining to previous messages
of the theory!
To get hands-on how-to’s and talk directly with the
product expert on Oracle VM Guest Additions, Robbie de Meyer, or
Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database and RAC Template expert Saar Maoz, join us for the Oct 24th live webcast. You can also read more about the Oracle VM Guest Additions in the whitepaper.