My Oracle Support Banner

[ PCA 2.3.1+ ] How to Rebuild an Oracle VM Manager Database ( including User-Friendly Names) On a Private Cloud Appliance (Doc ID 2315397.1)

Last updated on JULY 08, 2019

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.3.1 and later
Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64


There may be scenarios during which the Oracle VM Manager Database built-in to the Private Cloud Appliance needs to be re-generated. The procedure to do so is outlined in this note.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document
  1. Take notes of the configuration that will be needed during restoration of the database and upload the required scripts to the Active Management node.
 2. Check for existence of Model Dump XML files
 3. [PCA 2.3.1 ONLY] Replace the ovm_core_3.4.2.1398.ear
 a. On Master Management node
 b. On the slave management node
 4.  Delete the problem manager database
 5. Go into the OVMM UI and discover the Compute Nodes (192.168.140.x)
 6. Repeat step 5 for each custom tenant group (server pool) which was created.
 7. CRITICAL: Add the internal ZFS storage array
 8. Go to the Servers and VMs tab and edit the server pool with the UUID you noted for the Rack1_ServerPool
 9. Repeat operation 8 for each Custom Tenant group
 10. Local repositories presentation
 11. Restore the Simple Names for PCA and Oracle VM
 12. Refresh the repositories twice in OVMM GUI or script
 13. Re-establish yum repositories in OVM Manager if necessary
 Publish this section after 2.4.1 has been released and this whole document has been tested on a 2.4.1 system:
 14) Tune OVM Manager via ovm_shell to increase some scale related values
 15. Configure each server for IPMI: In the WebUI - ensure that each server has the following settings for IPMI:
 a) Automated option
 b) Manual option

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.