Oracle VM 2 for x86 Essentials Exam

Oracle VM 2 for x86 Essentials

The Oracle VM 2 for x86 Essentials (1Z0-540) exam is primarily intended for consultants that are skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle VM technologies. The certification covers skills such as: Installing and Configuring Oracle VM Server, Oracle VM Agent and Oracle VM Manager, as well as how to leverage Oracle VM Templates. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are highly recommended.

Oracle Partners passing this exam will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification helps their companies qualify for the Oracle VM Specialization.

Exam Number:
105 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle VM 2 for x86 Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
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Exam Price:
US $245

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Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release VM 2 for x86
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle VM 2 for x86 Essentials – Exam Study Guide

OPN Guided Learning Path
Oracle VM 2 Implementation Specialist


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)
More Training Opportunities for Oracle Partners


Exam Topics

Virtualization Essentials

  • Differentiate Server Virtualization Technologies
  • Differentiate Between Hypervisor and Virtualization Server
  • Explain On-Chip Virtualization
  • Explain Soft and Hard Partitioning

Xen Essentials

  • Explain the Paravirtualization Model
  • Explain the Hardware Virtualization Model
  • Explain Timer Management with Various Virtualization Techniques
  • Explain Security Considerations for a Virtualized Environment
  • Identify xm Commands for Common Tasks
  • Explain the Netfront and Netback Driver Model
    Explain the Blkfront and Blkback Driver Model
  • Explain the Qemu-DM Driver Model
  • Configure Virtual Machine Configuration Files
  • Explain Xen Bridges

Oracle VM Essentials

  • Describe Oracle VM Installation Prerequisites
  • Explain How Oracle Certifies Product on Oracle VM
  • Explain the Components of a Validated Configuration
  • Describe Oracle VM's Guest OS Support
  • Explain and Apply the Oracle VM Pricing Model

Oracle VM Architectures

  • Describe the Components of the Oracle VM Architecture
  • Explain the Function of the Oracle VM Manager Database Repository
  • Describe the Role of the Utility Server
  • Describe the Role of the Server Pool Master

Oracle VM Manager

  • Install Oracle VM Manager from Media
  • Install Oracle VM Manager from Template
  • Explain the Physical to Virtual (p2v) Conversion Process
  • Explain the Virtual to Virtual (v2v) Conversion Process
  • 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
  • Configure Groups and Users Using Oracle VM Manager
  • Use the OVM CLI for Common Management Tasks

Server Pools

  • Explain the Directory Structure for a Repository
  • Explain Oracle VM's Shared Storage Pool
  • Create a Shared Repository
  • Manage a Shared Repository
  • Explain the Effects of a Server Pool Reset
  • Configure an OCFS2 Cluster
  • Configure a Repository Using NFS
  • Configure a Repository Using iSCSI
  • Set Up an HA Server Pool

High Availability

  • Explain the Automatic Failover Process
  • Explain the Live Migration Process
  • Use Live Migration to Load Balance
  • Use Network Bonding in an HA Environment
  • Use Storage Multipathing in an HA Environment
  • Use Capacity Planning to Determine Server Roles in an HA Environment

Best Practices

  • Apply Best Practices in Dom0
  • Apply Best Practices with Storage Repositories
  • Determine When to Use Network QoS Features

Oracle VM Templates

  • Explain the Benefits of Oracle VM Templates
  • Install a Template from Oracle
  • Describe the JeOS Tools
  • Use JeOS Tools to Create a Template
  • Explain the Use of Boot and Cleanup Scripts
  • Describe the Oracle VM Template Builder
  • Set up Access to a YUM Repository


  • Explain Which Log Files Are Used with Oracle VM
  • Troubleshoot Problems with the Oracle VM Server Components
  • Use XM Commands to Solve Common Problems
  • Examine the Xen Internal Systems to Solve Common Problems
  • Identify Problems with Virtual Machine Configuration Files
  • Explain Troubleshooting Methods for Common Problems


Oracle Certification Program Fraudulent Activity Policy

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