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BVV wrote:Are you really running VMs on Oracle Linux? Or is it perhaps Oracle VM? There is a difference.
I am total newbie in Oracle Linux. Circumstances made me handle a few OL servers running VMs quite urgently and with no preparation so please be mercyful on me.
I have a question: how can I check the version I am currently running?
# cat /etc/oracle-release
In quite near future I will have to install a VM running MS Windows Server there. Where can I find any guide how to do it? I tried googling but nothing useful came up.Again, that depends on how you're running these VMs and what version of Oracle Linux you're using. If you're using Oracle Linux 5, I'd be recommending using something else. :) If it's actually Oracle VM, there is plenty of documentation on creating new VMs on the Oracle website.
BVV wrote:The output of my command on an Oracle Linux server:
Again, if I run the commands you provided will there be any information about if I am using Oracle Linux or VM?
The output of the same command on an Oracle VM Server:
[amiller@ol1 ~]$ cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 6.2
However, if you are running Oracle VM Server, you should have an Oracle VM Manager somewhere, which is the web-based management tool.
[root@ovs1 ~]# cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle VM Server release 5.7
unfortunatelly those commands did not work :-(
"command not found" for lsb_version -d
"cat: /etc/oracle-release: No such file or directory" for cat /etc/oracle-release
I found some documentation that indicates the box is running on Oracle VM 2.2.2 and VMs are Linux 5. I hope I can trust it :-)
Dude wrote:These two commands will NOT work on an Oracle VM server, as they'll only show you the memory and CPU information for the management domain, not the entire box. On an Oracle VM Server, you want to run:
However, if this is Oracle VM, you really do need to find out where the Oracle VM Manager web-based management console is installed and use that instead.
# xm info