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How to Initiate a PVM Guest OS Installation in Oracle VM Release 3 (Doc ID 1664681.1)

Last updated on JUNE 05, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


Unlike a hardware virtualized machine, a paravirtualized machine does not have a BIOS and the kernel must be loaded directly. Therefore, the virtual machine requires direct access to a kernel that can be loaded at boot. Oracle VM Manager cannot be used to manage this process, since it is not possible to predict how networking has been configured for every deployment. The virtual machine network is frequently separated from the management network using VLANs or multiple networks, so that an Oracle VM Server is unable to present a loopback mounted ISO directly to the virtual machine. This means that to install a PVM guest from an ISO file, you must first mount the ISO on an NFS, HTTP or FTP server that is accessible to the virtual machine on the virtual machine network. During the creation of the guest, you provide a network boot path that provides a URI to the mounted installation media

This document indicates how to initiate a PVM guest OS installation in Oracle VM Release 3.x.


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