I updated the Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances for Oracle VM Manager. It now contains the latest release+patch Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 build 365
Alongside the Manager VM I also created a preconfigured server setup. Oracle VM Server 3.1.1 build 365
. The nice thing with this combination is that you can effectively run a smaller server pool on your desktop or laptop if you have a decent amount of RAM. I managed to create a 2 node server pool. Basically run the Manager VM + 2 server VMs on one 8gb macbook. Of course it wasn't terribly fast or useful to run anything serious but it was good enough to test HA and show off the functionality.
The VM's can be downloaded here.
There are a few important things :
You can only run ParaVirtualized guests in the server VMs
I precreated nfs directories and started the nfs server bits in the Manager VM so you can use the Manager as an nfs repository for shared storage to the servers
I created a yum directory and updated httpd.conf on the Manager VM so that you can use and test the yum update facilities
You can add extra virtual disks to the server and they will show up as local storage for local repositories
iscsi target modules are installed on the Manager VM so you can also test out iscsi if you want to
It is highly recommended that you first start with the Manager VM to run in 4GB and then you can, if you want, drop it to about 3GB in size
The servers can run in as little as 700Mb-1GB
Use STATIC ip addresses for these VMs
Since this is build 365, the Oracle VM CLI (ssh) server is also installed in the Manager VM!
note : when creating the VM in VirtualBox, go into the netowrk settings of the VM and make sure that your virtual network is associated with the correct physical network. These VMs were exported on a Linux server with the virtual networks bound to eth0 as a device. On a Mac or a Windows PC this is likely a different name so to be safe just modify this before starting the VM
The Manager VM is like the previous version 3.0. The VM starts and does an auto-login into Xwindows and there is a readme file that opens up in firefox and a login button that starts firefox to the local management port for Oracle VM.
the server root password and ovs-agent password (to discover the server is ovsroot)