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Oracle VM

Oracle VM Server for x86
Developer(s) Oracle Corporation
Stable release 3.3 / July 2, 2014 (2014-07-02)
Written in C
Operating system Linux kernel
Platform x86, x86-64
Type Platform virtualization
  • Oracle VM Server: GNU GPL
  • Oracle VM Manager: is private source, freely re-distributable, free use.
Website .html/index/virtualization/technologies/

Oracle VM 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 Oracle Solaris[2] guests and includes an integrated Web based management console. Oracle VM features fully tested and certified Oracle Applications stack in an enterprise virtualization environment.[3]

Oracle VM can be freely downloaded through Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.[4] Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle VM Release 3.2 in January 2013.

Oracle VM components

  • 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.

Oracle VM versions

  • Current stable Release is OVM 3.3.
  • Oracle VM 3.3 has a lot of internal improvements and was released on 2nd July 2014 [5]

Resource limits

Oracle VM 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
RAM per VM: 64GB [6]

See also


  1. ^ "Oracle VM Server for x86". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oracle VM Server Release Notes, Release 3.2.1". Oracle Corp. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Oracle VM". Oracle Corp. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  4. ^ Welcome to the Oracle E-Delivery Web site for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
  5. ^ "Oracle Announces Oracle VM 3.3". Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Oracle VM 3.3.1 Documentation

External links

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