How to Convert an Oracle Linux Guest VM from HVM to PVM in Oracle VM

1) Connect to the guest VM.

2) Create a new initial ramdisk image with the PV drivers:

dracut --add-drivers "xen-blkfront xen-netfront" -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

3) Edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file to boot the PV kernel by default:

default=<PV Kernel Entry Number>

4) Open the Oracle VM Manager console.

5) Switch to the “Servers and VMs” tab.

6) Select the server pool, server and guest VM.

7) Click on the “Edit” button.

8) Select the “Xen PVM” domain type.

9) Restart the guest VM.


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