OracleVM Server Update Disabled

One of the tasks to setup the OracleVM platform is to setup the YUM repository for updating the OracleVM servers from OracleVM Manager console.

If your OVM server sits behind the firewall and cannot connect the Oracle public YUM server without proxy setup you might have a situation where your OracleVM server context menu shows up like:


Update menu option is disabled even after you’ve setup the YUM server and enabled it.

Problem might be that your OVM Server needs to connect the public YUM server using company proxy server.

To fix this:

1. Login to OracleVM server as root

2. Edit /etc/yum.conf, configure to setup your company http proxy. Add following lines:


3. Disable and Enable the YUM repository setup in OracleVM Manager.


After this you should have the “Update” menu item enabled: