Oracle VM 3.x: Oracle Linux 5 guest VM conversion from HVM to PVM (Doc ID 1606399.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
*** Reviewed for currency 2015-05-14
*** Reviewed for currency 2017-01-23

Goal

The following procedure describes how to reconfigure an Oracle VM 3.x Oracle Linux 5 (OL5) guest Virtual Machine (VM) from fully/hardware virtualised (HVM) to paravirtualised (PVM).
Conversion of an Oracle Linux (OL) guest from HVM to PVM requires modification of the guest itself, as well as to the Oracle VM guest configuration.
All changes required to be made to the Oracle VM guest configuration file (vm.cfg) are performed via Oracle VM Manager.
Users are strongly advised against manual modification of Oracle VM Server and guest configuration files.
Do not attempt to use the described procedure to convert guests of other Oracle Linux versions.

This article is intended for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux System Administrators.
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Solution

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