Oracle VM Server for x86

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Oracle VM Server for x86
Developer(s) Oracle Corporation
Stable release
3.4.4 / 25 August 2017; 11 months ago (2017-08-25)[1]
Written in C
Operating system Linux kernel
Platform IA-32, x86-64
Type Platform virtualization
  • Server: GNU GPL
  • Manager: Proprietary (redistributable freeware)

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[3] 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.[4]

Oracle VM Server for x86 can be freely downloaded through Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.[5] Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle VM 3.4.4 in August 2017.


  • 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.


  • 3.4.4 - August 25, 2017[6]
    • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 (UEK R4)
    • Server package updates
    • Security updates for Manager components and Server packages
    • Updated Xen hypervisor for improved throughput and IOPS performance
  • 3.4.3 - May 12, 2017[7]
  • 3.4.2 - September 2016[8]
    • Includes an updated DOM0 kernel based on the 4.1 mainline kernel via Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 update 2.
    • Adds NVME support, extended SCSI support in the guest OS, numerous performance improvements in the host and guest OS, Oracle VM manager performance and scalability improvements, and security improvements.
  • 3.3 - July 2, 2014[9]
    • A lot of internal improvements

Resource limits[edit]

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[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Announcing Oracle VM Release 3.4.4". 
  2. ^ "Oracle VM Server for x86". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oracle VM Server Release Notes, Release 3.2.1". Oracle Corp. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Oracle VM". Oracle Corp. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  5. ^ Welcome to the Oracle E-Delivery Web site for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
  6. ^ Priest, John. "Announcing Oracle VM Release 3.4.4". Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  7. ^ Priest, John. "Announcing Oracle VM Release 3.4.3". Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  8. ^ Priest, John. "Oracle VM 3.4.2 Released!". Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Oracle Announces Oracle VM 3.3". Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Oracle VM 3.3.1 Documentation

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