Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Essentials

Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Essentials

The Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Essentials Exam is primarily intended for consultants that are skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle VM technologies. The certification covers skills such as: Installing OVM 3.0 Server and OVM 3.0 Manager components, Discovering OVM Servers, Configuring network and storage repository, Creating server pools, Managing templates and Guest VMs, Demonstrating OVM 3.0 service automation capabilities such as DRS, DPM and Guest VM HA Auto Restart. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are highly recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates, but it is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN Members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists.

Exam Number:
120 Minutes
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US $ 195

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Certifications Earned:
Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against Oracle VM 3 for x86
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training and Preparation Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Essentials Exam Study Guide (PDF)


Additional Information & Resources

Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

Virtualization Essentials

  • Differentiate Server Virtualization technologies
  • Explain the Hardware Virtualization Model
  • Explain the Paravirtualization Model

Xen Essentials

  • Identify xm Commands for common tasks
  • Explain the Netfront/Blkfront and Netback/Blkback Driver Model
  • Describe the difference between Dom0 and a DomU
  • Describe a Guest Config File
  • Explain Xen Bridges

Oracle VM Essentials

  • Describe Oracle VM Installation
  • Describe Oracle VM's Guest OS Support
  • Patch an Oracle VM Server from Oracle VM Manager

Oracle VM Architectures

  • Describe the components of the Oracle VM Architecture
  • Explain the function of the Oracle VM Manager Database Repository
  • Describe the components of the OVS Agent and their purpose
  • Describe the role of the Server Pool Master
  • Explain the Physical to Virtual (p2v) conversion process

Oracle VM Manager

  • Install Oracle VM Manager from Media
  • Create Virtual Machines using Oracle VM Manager
  • Import Virtual Machine Images using Oracle VM Manager
  • Import an ISO File using Oracle VM Manager
  • Create and use Shared Virtual Disks using Oracle VM Manager
  • Manage Virtual Machines using Oracle VM Manager
  • Configure Virtual Machines using Oracle VM Manager
  • Explain the various Cloning types and options
  • Clone a Virtual Machine using a Clone Definition
  • Describe how to manage events
  • Configure Server IPMI

Server Pools

  • Explain the directory structure for a Repository
  • Explain Oracle VM's Shared Storage Pool
  • Create a Shared Repository
  • Manage a Shared Repository
  • Configure an OCFS2 Cluster
  • Configure a Repository Using NFS or iSCSI
  • Register a File Server
  • Set up an HA Server Pool

High Availability

  • Explain the Automatic Failover Process
  • Explain the Live Migration Process
  • Use Network Bonding in an HA Environment
  • Use Storage Multipathing in an HA Environment

Best Practices

  • Apply best practices in Dom0
  • Apply best practices with Storage Repositories
  • Configure DRS/DPM
  • Apply best practices with network types
  • Determine when to use Policies/QoS features

Oracle VM Templates

  • Explain the benefits of Oracle VM Templates
  • Install a template from Oracle
  • Describe the JeOS Tools
  • Explain the use of Boot and Cleanup Scripts
  • Describe the Oracle VM Template Builder

Oracle VM Networking

  • Describe the different
  • network types and their uses
  • Explain the use of Oracle VM VNIC Manager
  • Configure Networking


  • Explain which Log Files are used with Oracle VM Server/VM Manager
  • Troubleshoot problems with the Oracle VM Server Components
  • Examine the Xen Internal Systems to solve common problems
  • Explain Xen Commands for troubleshooting network issues
  • Troubleshoot problems with the OVS Agent
  • Troubleshoot issues with Attached Storage Arrays
  • Explain troubleshooting methods for common problems


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