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My goal, if it is possible, is to get everything onto a laptop for traveling, but it sounds like a chicken/egg type of problem: I need the VM Manager to load a VM, but I can't load the VM Manager because I don't have a graphical browser, which I could get if I loaded a VM.
So I assume, at least to get started, I will need a separate machine to remote in and run the VM Manager.
Is my dream of single-machine domination not possible? Will I always need a remote machine or, once setup, is it possible to create a VM to run the VM Manager?
I do remember the docs mentioning VNC software, so I will go research that.
Really appreciate your help. This, at least, gives me something to do while I am on the road --- nothing on TV and my wife won't let me date :>).
Patrick Harley Semple
8Gb is much reasonnable indeed.
Well, generally, and to be purist, you must use a remote client to access to your Oracle VM.
Right now, if you have some time to spent you could try to translate the VM templates to VirtualBox, install VirtualBox onto your machine and play with it, but it looks rather complicated.
An other way, the one I choosed some time ago, is working through VMWare Server. It is certainly not recommended, but understandable in your case.
You could :
1. install VMWare Server on top of your OS
2. create a virtual machine and installed Oracle VM Manager
3. create a virtual machine for each Peoplesoft VM template you want to work on
4. in every VMWare image created in step 3, install Oracle VM Server
5. plug the 3 Oracle VM Server images created in step 4 to your Oracle VM Manager (than you can access from your host OS).
6. follow the Peoplesoft instruction to initiate the templates
I tried to described all the steps for such architecture in my blog :
(that was on CentOS, but it is basically the same for every OS)
And bear in mind, it is not supported and not recommended, but since your wife won't bother for a while, then you could have a try.