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Oracle VM 2.x: OVS Repository Design and Storage Considerations (Doc ID 794198.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 to 3.3.2 [Release OVM21 to OVM33]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64 *** ***
***Checked for relevance on 23-Jan-2017***


This article aims to provide readers with fundamental design and storage considerations for configuring (or reconfiguring) an Oracle VM repository. The article is intended for Oracle VM system administrators, particularly those in early stages of Oracle VM testing and deployment.


Oracle VM provides a flexible infrastructure to manage guest Virtual Machines (VMs) and other resources. Before deploying Oracle VM, however, users should first familiarise themselves with the various product features and capabilities offered. Once deployment requirements are known, appropriate storage and a suitable repository design can be implemented to support the intended configuration.


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In this Document
 1. Shared or non-shared OVS repository storage?
 2. Shared or non-shared OVS repository filesystem?
 3. Single versus multiple OVS repositories - advantages & disadvantages
 3.1 Single OVS repository
 3.2 Multiple OVS repositories
 4. Repository storage Sizing
 5. Resource placement

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