4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2012 1:05 PM by 470515 RSS

    Re-Installing OVM 3.1.1

    795781
      Hello,

      What are the steps to re-install Oracle VM Manger using --uuid option?

      I am running 3.1.1 Build 399 and it will not start after the upgrade.


      Thanks,
      Tom Morgan
        • 1. Re: Re-Installing OVM 3.1.1
          929328
          Hello, Tom ,
          If you want to re-install your OVM, read this extract from a manual:

          +[{-u | --uuid=}uuid]+
          Sets the UUID for Oracle VM Manager. Use this option when recovering an Oracle VM Manager instance to use the existing UUID. The Oracle VM Manager configuration file contains the UUID and is stored in the location:

          +/u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/.config+

          +# ./runInstaller.sh --uuid=0004FB000000100002CB7F2DFFA8D8+

          Hope you will use it.
          If you have any questions, ask.
          Kirill Babeyev
          • 2. Re: Re-Installing OVM 3.1.1
            470515
            Hi
            This should be one of the best resources for rebuilding VM Manager, http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E27300_01/E27308/html/vmiug-manager-restoring.html

            hope it helps

            regards

            raj
            • 3. Re: Re-Installing OVM 3.1.1
              929328
              Hi, Raj,
              Did you read that the person needs to use uuid. But in your file it doesn't use any uuid.
              See you
              Kirill Babeyev
              • 4. Re: Re-Installing OVM 3.1.1
                470515
                Kirill.Babeyev wrote:
                Hi, Raj,
                Did you read that the person needs to use uuid. But in your file it doesn't use any uuid.
                See you
                Kirill Babeyev
                Hello Kirill

                The documentation clearly states about --uuid part :)
                3.13. Restoring Oracle VM Manager
                To restore Oracle VM Manager, and the Oracle VM Manager database schema from a backup, you must have performed the steps to back up Oracle VM Manager in Section 3.12, “Backing Up Oracle VM Manager”. 
                To restore Oracle VM Manager from a backup:
                1.First, if you need to reinstall or upgrade Oracle VM Manager, use the Oracle VM Manager installation media to perform an install or upgrade of the software on your server. See Section 3.4, “Installing Oracle VM Manager” for information on how to perform the installation. See Section 4.2, “Upgrading Oracle VM Manager” for information on how to perform the upgrade. 
                You should perform the install using the runInstaller.sh --uuid uuid option and provide the UUID from the previous manager installation you created a backup from. The UUID can be found in the Oracle VM Manager configuration file. 
                Note
                The Oracle VM Manager UUID is also persisted in the /etc/sysconfig/ovmm file. If the system disk of the server on which you are installing or restoring Oracle VM Manager was not wiped entirely, the existing UUID is still present and will be detected when running the installer. 
                ■The --uuid option overrides this existing UUID. 
                ■If no UUID is present in /etc/sysconfig/ovmm, the --uuid option adds the UUID to the file. 
                The install command syntax is as shown in this example: 
                # ./runInstaller.sh --uuid 0004FB000000100002CB7F2DFFA8D8
                for example, and to confirm, I had to drop and re-install OVM Manager just three days back. Please have another look the documentation.


                regards,

                raj