Oracle VM

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]