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December 24, 2010

Exp. with Oracle VM

Filed under: Oracle VM — Tags: , — Jagjeet Singh @ 8:23 am


It’s more than a year I have been using Oracle VM 2.2.0 for my personal use on intel x86. It’s a perfect solution for testing lab as well. Before using Oracle VM I had
to setup two Boxes with Lacie Storage connected with 2 Firewire cards just for testing the 2 node RAC Setup. It was a costly solution but still worked fine for me.

But I did not have option to test a DG on RAC or a node addition. Oracle VM has given solution of all these problems. You can add as many as machines as your hardware can scale. My motherboard supports 8 GB ram which is sufficient at-least for 4/5 machines (or based on your configuration).Performance is much better than VMware running on your desktop. Along with solution of your lab it gives you exposure of a world-class product which you can expect soon to capture market in Oracle world.

Oracle VM should be installed on bare-metal, below screen-shot tells about the VMs I have configured to play with RAC, DG, Grid 10 & 11i Apps. It does not require any
extra shared drive. It uses OCFS and can be utilized as shared storage between VMs.

I usually configure VNC to get full resolution but VM also has console option

My ISP provides public IP which I have configured to access Oracle VM over internet. Now, on the move I can access all my machines without any problem.
In short – I carry all my set-up with me all the time. Even I can manage VMs through my Iphone using GPRS/Edge



  1. Hello Sir

    nice article .. even i am using Oracle VM and really happy with its performance.


    Comment by Devender Narula — January 3, 2011 @ 12:38 am

  2. Thanks Dev.

    Comment by Jagjeet Singh — January 16, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

  3. I also use Oracle VM. Earlier it used to be called Sun Virtual Box http://virtualbox.org – OPEN Source and FREE.

    On top of that I installed Ubuntu linux and Oracle 10gR2.

    Excellent and Risk Free setup for a crash and burn system, right at your fingertips 🙂

    THanks for sharing.

    Comment by Anand — February 11, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

  4. Hi Anand-

    Here I am talking about Oracle VM Solution which is different than oracle Virtual Box.

    Comment by Jagjeet Singh — February 12, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

  5. Cool stuff. So you installed Oracle VM on your bare metal desktop and then further adding Virtual Machines as per your requirement. And managing this whole stuff from your laptop ?

    Comment by Amardeep Sidhu — May 13, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

  6. Hi Amardeep-

    yes, that’s correct. however I have switched now ESXi 5.0 now

    Comment by Jagjeet Singh — May 13, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

  7. Ohkie. The idea is really great but it will make the system totally bounded to all this. It no more can be used as a normal Desktop.

    Comment by Amardeep Sidhu — May 13, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

  8. Hi Amardeep – I did not see this comment eariler. you can install OVM on USB, and it is going to be dual boot. So as long as you have a separate harddisk, should not be an issue

    Comment by Jagjeet Singh — November 28, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

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