Thursday, March 29, 2012

Uploading templates for OVM 3.0.3 to ftp server

Dear readers,

Its been a while since I've blogged due to many busy demands between work, finishing a new Oracle book and scuba diving. Recently, I setup a new Oracle VM 3.0.3 environment and the interface and tools have changed quite a bit since I last worked with OVM 2.2 version. One challenge is that now in OVM 3.0.3 you have to upload the VM templates via a web http or ftp server and no longer can you copy the Oracle VM templates over to the /OVS/seed_pool directory on the OVM server. In my case, I hit a wall of frustration trying to import a template for OVM 3.0.3 via a Windows FTP server. The solution for importing Oracle VM 3.0.3 templates into OVM manager is to use the following ftp string:


in our case we have:

In my experience, OVM Manager prefers that you use the root base directory of the ftp server.
Otherwise you will have server access denied errors and the template import operation will fail.

Once you have imported the template into OVM 3.0.3 you will see a screen similar to the following:

Hope this helps. Stay tuned for a continuation of my series on tips and tricks for Oracle VM 3.0.3

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