890391 wrote:ISO installed VMs are hardware virtualized (HVM) and have a maximum of 4 virtual disks. Switch the template to HVM with PV Drivers or PVM to get more disks available: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26996_01/e18549/BABIAEIJ.html (See step 6), "An HVM guest can have up to four disks, including empty CD/DVD drives. A PVM or PVHVM guest can have up to 52 disks. Only one slot can contain an empty CD/DVD. "
I presented few disks to few of my VMs from the Disks/Physical disks tab but the Disk Ordering tab doesn't show all the disks - I saw only 4 fields/drop down boxes which one of them was for the ISO - Is there any thing I need to check to get this issue resolved? This is sen only with the VM installed from ISO but the ones from Templates - Thanks
890391 wrote:Yeah, doesn't matter what database is in use. To switch the Guest Type to HVM with PV Drivers, install the PV Drivers for Windows first, then shutdown the guest, change the type and boot the guest again.
Thanks Avi that was the problem - And I am assuming this is regardless of what type of database is being used XE, SS,...? Also do I need to install any PV driver for the VMs ( like for windows) or it doesn't matter? Thanks
890391 wrote:Red Hat 5 requires the "Xen" variant kernel for PVM mode. RHEL6 uses a paravirt_ops kernel that contains the drivers already. Oracle Linux 5 with the UEK is also a paravirt_ops kernel and contains the drivers too.
I know Solaris comes with those drivers but how about the other VMs like Redhat (5U7, 6U2,...) - Are there any drivers available for them? Also what would happen if I don't install the drivers but I set the "Domain Type" to "HVM, PV driver"? Thanks