Oracle VM Server for x86
|Stable release||3.4 / 24 March 2016|
|Operating system||Linux kernel|
Oracle VM Server for x86 is the server virtualization offering from Oracle Corporation. Oracle VM Server for x86 incorporates the free and open-source Xen hypervisor technology, supports Windows, Linux, and Solaris guests and includes an integrated Web based management console. Oracle VM Server for x86 features fully tested and certified Oracle Applications stack in an enterprise virtualization environment.
Oracle VM Server for x86 can be freely downloaded through Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle VM Release 3.4 in January 2016.
- Oracle VM Manager: web based management console to manage Oracle VM Servers.
- Oracle VM Server: includes a version of Xen hypervisor technology, and the Oracle VM Agent to communicate with Oracle VM Manager for management of virtual machines. It also includes a minimized Linux kernel as Dom0.
- Current stable Release is OVM 3.4.
- Oracle VM 3.3 had a lot of internal improvements and was released on 2 July 2014.
- Oracle VM 3.4 released on March 2016 includes an updated DOM0 kernel based on the 4.1 mainline kernel via Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4.
- The latest release adds improved support of OVF (Open Virtualization Format) meaning Oracle VM appliances can be imported or exported as either a single .ova file or as a set of .ovf and .img disk image files, among other improvements like UEFI boot and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
As of version 3.3, Oracle VM Server for x86 can take advantage of up to 240 CPUs, 6TB RAM per server and can host a maximum of 100 VM per server.
VCPUs per VM: 256 (PVM) / 128 (HVM, PVHVM) VMs per server
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