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Oracle VM: How does OracleVM Choose the Server for a Guest Virtual Machine to be Started? (Doc ID 736774.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


This document describes how the automatic OracleVM Server selection done to start a Virtual Machine (guest).


This document is to be used by system administrators using OracleVM Server and Manager 2.1.1 and 2.1.2.

Although the "Preferred Server" attribute is set via OracleVM Manager interface, the functionality is implemented by the OracleVM Agents running on each OracleVM (physical) Server. So this document describes the method used in the agent. This feature is not available in OracleVM 2.1.


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