Oracle VM 3.3.1 is now released. Several major improvements including;
- A HUGE one for DBAs. Huge-pages support allows guests hosted on an x86 server pool to improve performance and reduce I/O that results in page lookups in a virtualized environment
- New Oracle VM PV drivers for Windows, speeding up network and disk I/O signifigantly These also have passed the Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)requirements.
- UEK3 based hypervisor kernel.
- New virtual machine console uses HTML5 features to provide faster and more reliable console access.
- Oracle VM Manager comes uses MySQL Enterprise Edition for the database. This give admins automated database backups!
- Improved SPARC virtualization management and availability:. Support for more storage types such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, ZFS volume, and local disk, in addition to NFS, can now be directly assigned to virtual machines running in a SPARC server pool managed by Oracle VM Manager, offering customers more choices when choosing storage with Oracle VM Server for SPARC.
You can downlaod it here:
I’m trying to set this up in a home lab, this is my first attempt and I’m not sure what I’m missing (traditionally a VMWare guy).
I tried installing with a set hostname and IP, but that caused the install to crap out. Now I’ve got it installed and I have it set to pull DHCP (again homelab and my brother owns the router). It appears to not be getting an IP and I con’t figure out how to set a hostname or IP. On Xenserver it was simple, but with OVM, I can find very little assisting me in this.
Supermicro X8DTi-F w/ 2 E5520 CPUs
IBM SERVERAID M1015 ADAPTER PCI-E 2.0 X8
Plex Build with ZFS handling storage planned (in way over my head :])
x6 = Samsung HD103UJ (data drives)
x2 = OCZ ARC 100 120GB (planned raid 0) (write cache)
x1= OCZ ARC 100 240GB (read cache)
x1 = 8GB toshiba Transmemory usb 2.0 (OVM installed location)
You will need an ODA to deploy ODA software. Any VM deployment of the ODA code is not easy to do, and will not be covered here.