I’m sure everyone from time to time has had to open up a Service Request (SR) with Oracle regarding Oracle VM. One of the biggest tips I can give you so that you don’t lose hours awaiting a response that just reports “Hi, <name>, can you please provide the following logs. – X.log” is send them the logs they already need as you are opening the SR. How do you do this? Well it is easy! If you follow the My Oracle Support (MOS) Document: VMPinfo3 Diagnostic Capture for Oracle VM 3 troubleshooting [ID 1364933.1] you can beat them to the punch! All you need to do is download and install vmpinfo-sos-report rpm for all your Oracle VM Servers and the vmpinfo-manager rpm for the Oracle VM Manager (rpms provided in the VMPinfo3 MOS document). Once installed, log in to the Oracle VM Manager and run the vmpinfo3.sh shell script with the appropriate options as mentioned in the My Oracle Support Document and upload the vmpinfo3-<date-time>.tar.bz2 found under the /tmp directory on your Oracle VM Manager. This small tip can save you quite some time when getting any Oracle VM issue resolved.
Oracle VM 3.2.1 is officially out and available for download at http://edelivery.oracle.com
I’ll be posting soon on highlighting some of the key features found with this new release. In the mean time, feel free to play with the new version and send any questions you might have or would like me to test/talk about in the next blog.
Update: More info can be found here on the release: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/1899105
There are two patches available for OVM Server 3.1.1 + OVM Manager 3.1.1. The Patch ID for the OVM Server is 14775391, while the Patch ID for the OVM Manager is 14227416.
Release notes for the Oracle VM Manager:
The patch update can be downloaded from My Oracle Support, patch ID 14227416.
New patch update provides additional bug fixes, and includes all the accumulative bug fixes delivered in the previous patch updates.
Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 Build 544
Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1-544 has been validated in combination with Oracle VM Server 3.1.1-524
Bugs fixed in Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1-544 are:
- 15924190 – Fixes the issue that it leaves jobs in a bad state when refreshing browser with open jobs. In addition, when the user closes a browser tab or the entire browser with open jobs, the session will be validated by the WebLogic server in the specified timeout value (default 30 minutes). So any pending jobs will be aborted at that time.
- 15878716 – Fixes the issue that caused Oracle VM Manager HTTPS connections to fail with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 after applying the recent security update. Please review the Oracle VM Manager Upgrade Instructions section below for post-upgrade commands.
- 15864022 – Adds support for dynamically changing the cluster store cache size. The default cache size is now 150K.
- 15827070 – Fixes the “Object Not Found” issue when hitting the Escape button in the VLAN dialog box.
Oracle VM Server 3.1.1 Build 524
Oracle VM Server 3.1.1 build 524 has been validated with Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 build 544.
The following RPMs have been updated:
I thought today, I’d share a link to a great article called Looking “Under the Hood” at Networking in Oracle VM Server for x86. It shows how the underlying framework works and for those of you interested in learning a little more about OVM and it’s Networking a good place to start
I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and I’ll be back posting some more after the holidays.
Next week, IOUG will be hosting a Virtualization Online Symposium on Oracle VM. It is an all day event from 10:00am-2:50pm CST. I will be giving a webinar discussing how to maximize your virtualized environment with Oracle VM @11:00am-11:50am CST. If your interested, feel free to register and listen in! I’ll be taking questions after the session
The IOUG Events page can be found here: http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=89
Registration can be done here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/675373441
For those of you that are installing OVM Manager 3.x, I wanted to point out that Oracle provides a shell script found within the OVM Manager ISO called createOracle.sh which will create the appropriate oracle user and groups and set the environment for a successful OVM Manager installation. Make sure to take advantage of it to make your installation that much easier!
Today’s tip is more of asking you the reader’s out there on what type of content you’d like to see on my blog with regards to OVM. Don’t be afraid to post a comment and I’d be more than happy to address those questions
Hope to hear from you all soon!
Oracle released today a few upgraded RPMs into the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). As always, it is best to keep your system up to date with the latest rpms that include the latest security and bug fixes.
The packages are:
I just wanted to give you a heads up that the latest OVM Manager 3.1.1 patch is available for download. A snippet below from Oracle’s release notes of what to expect from this patch.
Oracle VM 3.1.1 Manager patch is available at My Oracle Support (reference patch number 14227416)
Please review the README for a complete list of bug fixes as well as the instructions to apply the patch update.
Description of Changes:
- 14697223 - Adds check for network port value, prevents a null pointer exception from being thrown.
- 14657062 - This change will prevent users from presenting a storage repository to a server not in the file server's admin server list.
- 14253137 - Improves the handling of slave ports with differing MTU settings during bond creation.
- 14600223 - Fixes the issue where during discovery of a server mounts from file servers that do not have that server in its admin server list, were tried to be discovered.
- 14350980 - Fixes the issue where the virtual network interfaces got reordered according to alphanumeric sorting of MAC address.