This Overview section provides basic concepts about VM Management. The other main sections of the guide provide the following information:
To continue with the basic concepts, see Section 1.2, Virtual Machine Management.
To begin using VM Management, you must first perform some setup tasks as outlined in Section 2.0, VM Management Setup and Tutorial.
This section also provides a first-run tutorial to familiarize you with the VM life cycle processes.
Review the following sections for information on the various Virtual Machine Management tasks:
Section 3.0, Creating Virtual Machines
Provides information how to create and configure VMs. For example:
Launching the ZENworks VM Management Console
Building a VM
Storing and versioning a VM
Section 4.0, Provisioning Virtual Machines
Provides some information on provisioning VMs. Provisioning is usually done when VM jobs are run.
For more information on provisioning as it is related to VM jobs, see
Provisioning Virtual Machines in the Novell ZENworks Orchestrator 1.3 Developer Guide and Reference.
Section 5.0, Deploying Virtual Machines
Provides information you on how to deploy your VMs. You can deploy VMs to the following repositories:
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Section 6.0, Ongoing Management of Virtual Machines
Provides ongoing management tasks, such as:
Managing a VM in runtime
Modifying a VM after checking it in to the Warehouse
Using a VM that is not checked in to the Warehouse
Using the Orchestrator User Portal to run VM jobs
Destroying a VM
The appendixes provide other information that you might need:
Section A.0, Management Consoles for ZENworks VM Management
Provides information on the management consoles for doing your VM Management work.
Section B.0, VM Management Installation Sources
Provides two sources from which to obtain software when building VMs.
Section C.0, Virtual Machine Technologies and Actions
Provides information about the different ZENworks VM technologies, ZENworks Orchestrator provisioning adapters, and actions that you can perform to and with a VM.
Section D.0, Sample VM Management Jobs
Provides an example job that is designed to help you to install the Orchestrator Agent on all VMs running Apache*.