6.2 Installing OES 2 Linux on a Virtual Machine

When you install OES 2 Linux on a virtual machine, we recommend that you configure a virtual machine with multiple devices. Use the primary disk on the guest server as the system device with LVM2 (the YaST install default) as the volume manager. After the install, assign additional storage resources from the host to the virtual machine. The additional disks can use LVM2 or EVMS as needed. In this scenario, NSS volumes are created only on the data disks for the guest server, not on the system disk that you are using for the guest server’s system device.

IMPORTANT:When you create the virtual machine, make sure to configure the size of the primary virtual disk according to the amount of space you need for the boot (/boot), swap, and root (/) volumes.

If you decide to use EVMS for the system device on the virtual machine, follow the install instructions in Installing with EVMS as the Volume Manager of the System Device in the OES 2 SP2: Installation Guide.

For information about creating a Xen virtual machine, see SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 Virtualization with Xen.