Oracle VM Manager Servers


OVM - Overview

Oracle VM (OVM) is a platform that provides a fully equipped environment with all the latest benefits of virtualization technology. Oracle VM enables us to deploy operating systems and application software within a supported virtualization environment. Oracle VM insulates users and administrators from the underlying virtualization technology and allows daily operations to be conducted using goal-oriented GUI interfaces.

Applications manager can discover your entire Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure and its components through Oracle VM Manager. The Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure group allows you to discover virtual resources and categorize them into server pools, Oracle VM Server, Storage, Repository, etc.

Creating a new Oracle VM Monitor Group

Supported Versions: Oracle VM Version 3.4.6 and above.

  1. Click on the New Monitor Group link.
  2. Select Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure under Monitor Group listing.
  3. Specify the Display Name of the Oracle VM Manager.
  4. Enter the Host Name or the IP Address of the host where the Oracle VM Manager is running.
  5. Enter the Port where the server is running.
  6. Enter the credential details like user name and password for authentication, or select the required credentials from the Credential Manager list after enabling the Select from Credential list option.
  7. Select the VM Discovery option. The available options are Do not discover, Discover VM but do not monitor metrics, and Discover and Monitor VM metrics.
  8. Specify the Polling Interval in minutes.
  9. Enter the Timeout value in seconds.
  10. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.
  11. Click on the Fetch OracleVM Servers button. This discovers the Oracle VM servers from the network and starts monitoring it.

User Permissions

We recommend to use the admin privilege account to monitor the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure.

Monitored Parameters

Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure groups will be listed among monitor groups and can be accessed from the 'Monitor Group' view under the Monitors tab. Within the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure group,

  • Summary tab provides an overall view of the components of the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure and their health status. It shows you the number of Server Pools, Storage, Repository, Oracle VM Servers, VMs present in the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Business View tab allows you to configure business views that help you visualize the inter dependencies between your Oracle VM virtual infrastructure as well as view their health status.
  • Dashboards tab lets you create your own custom pages by adding widgets into your dashboards. By using the Custom Dashboards feature, you can create dashboards of your choice - like Status View of all the Databases, Status view of all Web Applications deployed in the Tomcat Server, etc. If you create a dashboard as a template, the same dashboard can be reused across various Monitor Groups.

Below are the list of parameters that are monitored in the Summary tab:

Server Pool

Server pools logically organize one or more Oracle VM Servers into groups where virtual machines can run. Each server pool can have up to 32 physical servers. Each Oracle VM Server can be a member of only one server pool. The server pool is the operational unit of Oracle VM.

This section provides details about server pools and their corresponding servers associated with the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure.

Parameter Description
Server Pool Details
Name The name of the server pool.
Health The health status of the server pool.
Availability The availability status of the server pool.
Server Count The number of servers available in the server pool.
VMs Count The number of virtual machines available in the server pool.
Oracle VM Server Details
Server Name The name of the Oracle VM server.
Server Pool The name of the server pool to which the Oracle VM Server belongs.
Health The health status of the Oracle VM Server.
Availability The availability status of the Oracle VM Server.
CPU Utilization (%) The amount of CPU currently being used by the server. (%)
Memory Utilization (%) The amount of memory currently being used by the server. (%)

Storage

A File Server is used to serve File System-based storage made available to the environment. A File Server can serve File Systems of the following types:

  • Network - A File System where directories and files are shared with others over a network.
  • Cluster - A File System which is shared by being simultaneously mounted on multiple servers.
  • Local - A File System where the devices are locally attached and they are not shared with other servers.

This section provides details about storage and file systems associated with the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure.

Parameter Description
Storage Details
Storage Name The name of the file server.
Type The type of the file server.
FileSystem Count The number of file systems available in the file server.
Health The health status of the file server.
FileSystem Details
FileSystem Name The name of the file system.
Storage The name of the file server to which the file system belongs.
Capacity (GB) The total amount of memory allocated to this file system.
Used (GB) The amount of memory used by the file system.
Free (GB) The remaining amount of memory available in the file system.
Utilization (%) The percentage of memory used by the resources in the file system.
Health The health status of the file system.

Repository

A repository is a file system that is logically structured in a particular way so that different resources can be located easily and made available for creating, cloning or running virtual machines.

This section provides details about repositories associated with the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure.

Parameter Description
Repository Details
Repository Name The name of the repository which is used to store the virtual machine resources.
FileSystem ID The ID of the file system which is present in the repository.
FileSystem Path The path of the file system in which it is mounted.