Oracle VM Server
Oracle VM is a free to download virtualisation technology and for many deployments could provide a great alternative to VMware. In this series of Blog Posts I am going to give OracleVM a spin, and document my experiences.
Oracle VM Server is a Bare-Metal install unlike Oracle VM Manager which is installed on an OS. In part 2 of this Blog series I will document that part of the install, if you already have Oracle VM Server running you can jump to Part 2 here.
Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager can both be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) or the Oracle eDelivery site.
Once you have downloaded the 841MB Oracle VM Server ISO (OVS-3.4.6-2105.iso) , note you will need to burn a CD/DVD for a physical server install.
Oracle VM Server Install
Boot from the CD and hit Enter to begin the installation process. It will feel very familiar to anyone who as done a Linux Install and be completed with just a keyboard by using the navigation, tab and enter keys.
Hopefully you now have a working Oracle VM Server, if so you may want to continue to Part 2 to have a look at my Oracle VM Manager installation walkthrough.
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