This is my first post in Oracle Forums, so I hope doing right questions to the experts who read my issue.
I´m working on a virtualized environment. I created and configured my "base environment" without any problem:
- Server 1: Oracle VM Server 3.2.2 (Clustered Server Pool: "POOL HA")
- Server 2: Oracle VM Server 3.2.2 (Clustered Server Pool: "POOL HA")
- Server 3: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Oracle VM Manager 3.2.2)
The next step is create several Paravirtualized Guests (Solaris 11 & RHEL 6). I'm able to create the VMs, but the problem is when I try to start them to install the OS...simply I can´t.
You can't run Solaris or RHEL as PVMs. As far as RHEL goes, you can use OEL instead, which will - as of OEL6u3 run either as HVM or PVM.
Solaris however won't - and cannot run as a PVM, since the kernel is not even a Linux one.
So, if you must use RHEL, set both VMS to HVM and you're good to go.
Thank you very much for reply, maybe I misunderstood but according to next link, RHEL6 and Solaris 11 x86_64 can be a PVM guest on OVM Serverx86 (My OVM Servers run on 64 bits):
+"By default, Solaris 10 or Solaris 11 OS already has the required paravirtualized (PV) drivers installed as part of the OS"+ -Don't know if RHEL6 too.
+" Oracle Solaris 11 supports x86 64-bit architecture only. "+
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E35328_01/E35329/html/vmrns-guest-os.html am I right?
The thing now is, I can start and seeing in "running" state my VMs. But I want to install the OS and VNC screen appears in black, I would expect to see the SO screen instead. Any idea?
I haven't recently checked with Solaris, but maybe Oracle has done some work to it. Would be interesting, since we're using Solaris quite a bit.
As far as RHEL is concerned - you can get RHEL to run as a PVM, but it needs some tweaking, that's why I suggested to go with OEL which provides that right from the start.
If the screen stays black, the VM isn't actually running I guess. I often start uo the VNC connection prior to starting the VM, because I want to see the startup of the VM. However, if you're running a PVM, you won't see anything until the system starts up.
It's posible running RHEL6 & Solaris 11 as a PVM's, because I already have running both on my OVM Servers :D .
My screen was black just with vncviewer ( I don't know why) with tightvnc I could see the desktop of my VM through its console.