Supported Virtualization and Partitioning Technologies for Oracle Database and RAC Product Releases


Unix & Linux Operating Systems


This page contains certification information on supported virtualization and partitioning technologies for Oracle Database and RAC product releases.

Note: If an Operating System (OS) vendor releases a newer OS version, along with a complementary virtualization/partitioning technology, the support of this new combination depends on the following:
  •  The new OS must be certified by Oracle.
  •  The new OS plus the virtualization/partitioning solution is guaranteed by the appropriate hardware vendor to be backward compatible to the version listed in the tables below.

The following table identifies the supported virtualization/partitioning technologies for Oracle Database and RAC

Please note this is not a list of Oracle-approved hard partitioning technologies for Oracle software licensing purposes.  Please refer to the Oracle Partitioning Policy.
 


PlatformVirtualization TechnologyOperating SystemCertified Oracle Single Instance Database ReleasesCertified Oracle RAC Database  Releases
Oracle Solaris SparcDynamic DomainSolaris 9
 
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
  • 10gR2 
  • 11gR1 
Solaris 10
 
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1 Note
  • 11gR2
  • 12cR1
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2 
  • 12cR1
     
Solaris 11
 
OVM for SPARC (formerly known as LDoms)
 
Solaris 10
Solaris 11
 
OVM for SPARC Live MigrationSolaris 10
  • No
Solaris 11
  • No
Oracle Solaris ContainersSolaris 10
Oracle Solaris Zones
 
Solaris 11
 
Oracle Solaris 8 Branded Zone
Oracle Solaris 9 Branded Zone

 
Solaris 10
  • N/A
Oracle Solaris 10 ZoneSolaris 11
  • 10gR2 (>=10.2.0.5) Note
  • 11gR1 (>=11.1.0.7) Note
  • 11gR2 (>=11.2.0.3) Note
Oracle Solaris x86-64Oracle Solaris ContainersSolaris 10
Oracle Solaris ZonesSolaris 11
 
Oracle Solaris 10 ZoneSolaris 11
  • 10gR2 (10.2.0.5) Note
  • 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) Note
Oracle VM Server for x86-64
 
Solaris 10
Solaris 11
 
IBM AIX PowerDynamic Logical Partitions (DLPAR) and Micro PartitionsAIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
  • 10gR2 
  • 11gR1 
  • 11gR2 
AIX 7.1
Live Partition Migration (LPM)
See notes for certification with ASM or GPFS for data storage
 
AIX 5.3
  • No
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
Workload Partition (WPAR)AIX 6.1
  • No
AIX 7.1
  • No
Active Memory Expansion (AME)
 
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
 
HP-UX ItaniumIntegrity VM HP-UX 11.31 or HP-UX 11.23 Guest
  • 9iR2 (>=HPVM 3.5) Note
  • 10gR1 (>=HPVM 3.5) Note
  • 10gR2 (>=HPVM 3.5) Note
  • 11gR1 (>=HPVM 4.0) Note
  • 11gR2 (>=HPVM 4.2) Note
  • No
Integrity VM Live MigrationHP-UX 11.31 or HP-UX 11.23 Guest
  • 10gR2 (>=10.2.0.4) (>=HPVM 4.1) Note
  • 11gR1 (>=HPVM 4.1) Note
  • 11gR2 (>=HPVM 4.2) Note
  • No
Containers (SRP)HP-UX 11.31
  • N/A
nPartition (nPAR) StaticHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.1)
HP-UX 11.23
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
nPartition (nPAR) DynamicHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2
HP-UX 11.23
  • No
Virtual Partitions (vPAR) StaticHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.1)
HP-UX 11.23
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
Virtual Partitions (vPAR) DynamicHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2 (>=10.2.0.3)
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2 Note
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.1) Note
HP-UX 11.23
  • 10gR2 (>=10.2.0.3)
  • 11gR1
HP PA-RISCnPartition (nPAR) StaticHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2
HP-UX 11.23
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
nPartition (nPAR) DynamicHP-UX 11.31
  • No
HP-UX 11.23
  • No
Containers (SRP)HP-UX 11.31
  • No
Virtual Partitions (vPAR) StaticHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2
HP-UX 11.23
  • 10gR2
  • 11gR1
Virtual Partitions (vPAR) DynamicHP-UX 11.31
  • 10gR2 (10.2.0.3)
  • 11gR1
  • 11gR2
HP-UX 11.23
  • 10gR2 (10.2.0.3)
  • 11gR1
Linux x86Oracle VMOracle VM v2
 
Oracle VM v3
 
Oracle VM Live MigrationOracle VM v2
 
Linux x86-64
Oracle VM
 
Oracle VM v3
Oracle VM Live MigrationOracle VM v2
 
Linux on PowerDynamic Logical Partitions (LPAR) DLPAR with shared pool and micro partitionsRHEL SLES
  • 10gR2
  • 10gR2
     
IBM System zz/VM and System z LPAR'sRHEL SLES
Microsoft Windows x86-64
 
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
 
Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 11gR2 (11.2.0.4)
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.2)
     
  • No
Windows Server 2012
  • 11gR2 (11.2.0.4)
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.1)
  • No
Windows Server 2012 R2
 
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.2)
  • 12cR1 (12.1.0.2)




Oracle Solaris Sparc Notes

  • For 11gR1, please apply Oracle patch 8799617 and OS patch 138888-07 on Solaris 10 10/08 (Update6) or later.
  • Oracle Solaris Dynamic Domains are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) on Solaris 11.
     
  • Oracle supports the single instance database in "Oracle Solaris 8 Containers" & "Oracle Solaris 9 Containers" (also known as Solaris 8 Branded Zones & Solaris 9 Branded Zones) on a host running Solaris 10. Supported versions are Solaris 8 Containers 1.0.1 and Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 running on Solaris 10 Update 10/8 and later. Please check the documentation for the appropriate Oracle Database version to ensure the corresponding Solaris versions are supported. See Documents for further information:
  • Single Instance database and Oracle RAC on Oracle Solaris Zones (also known as Oracle Solaris Containers) within an Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDoms) is supported
     
  • 11gR1 (11.1.0.7) Solaris 10 Logical Domains on Sparc 64-bit requires patch 7535429
  • Oracle Solaris Logical Domains are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2 with Solaris version 10 Update 8 or later with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09 and later versions of 3.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3
     
  • Oracle Solaris Logical Domains are supported with Oracle Single Instance and  RAC 12c Release 1 with Solaris 10 8/11 (Update 10) or later with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 and later versions of 3.3
     
  • Oracle Solaris Logical Domains are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 12c Release 1 with Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
     
  • Oracle Solaris Logical Domains are supported with Oracle RAC 11gR2 with Solaris version 10 Update 6 or later (patches 142900-12, 141870-03) with Oracle Clusterware 11.2
  • Oracle Solaris Logical Domains are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above)  on Solaris 11 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 , Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1. and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
     
  • Oracle VM for SPARC (formerly known as Logical Domains) are supported with
    • Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) on Solaris 11 with Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3.0
    • Oracle RAC 12cR1 (12.1.0.2 Patch 17980080) on Solaris 11.1 SRU12.5 or later with Oracle Clusterware (12.1.0.2 Patch 17980080)

     
  • Oracle VM Server Live Migration for SPARC 2.2 and later are supported with Oracle Single Instance 11gR2 on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11. Please reference the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.2 Live Migration Technical White Paper.
     
  • Please reference My Oracle Support note 317257.1 for best practices document for deploying Oracle Single Instance database in a Solaris Container.
  • Please reference the RAC/Container Best Practices document for deploying Oracle RAC in Solaris Containers.
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 9iR2 (9.2.0.5 and above), 10gR2 and 11gR1 (with Oracle Solaris Cluster on SPARC). Solaris version 10 Update 7 or later (patches 141444-09, 143055-01, 142900-06, 143137-04 "md patch") with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 and 3.2u2 patched to 126106-39 or later.
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle RAC 11.2.0.2 with patch 12419331, or later updates (for Oracle Solaris Cluster on SPARC). Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) or later (patch 142909-17) with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3.
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 12c Release 1 (for Oracle Solaris Cluster on SPARC). Solaris 10 8/11 (Update 10 ) or later with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 or later.
     
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle RAC 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2 with Oracle Clusterware on SPARC. Solaris version 10 Update 8 or later (patches 142900-14, 143055-01) with
    • Oracle Clusterware 10.2 (patch 9352164)
    • Oracle Clusterware 11.1 (patch 9207257, 9352179)
    • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.1 (patch 11840629)
    • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.2 (patch 12419353)
  • Oracle Solaris Zones are supported with Oracle Single Instance and Oracle RAC 12cR1 (for Oracle Solaris Cluster on SPARC) on Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
    Oracle Solaris Zones are supported with Oracle Single Instance and Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) on Solaris 11 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 , Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1. and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
    Oracle Solaris 11 Zones are supported with Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) with Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3 PSU4 on Solaris 11.1 SRU4
  • Oracle Solaris 10 zones in Oracle Solaris 11.1 (CR 15806274 is fixed in Solaris 11.1) are supported with Oracle RAC 10gR2 (10.2.0.5 and above) with Oracle Clusterware 10.2.0.5
    Oracle Solaris 10 zones in Oracle Solaris 11.1 (CR 15806274 is fixed in Solaris 11.1) are supported with Oracle RAC 11gR1 (11.1.0.7 and above) with Oracle Clusterware 11.1.0.7
     
  • Oracle Solaris 10 zones in Oracle Solaris 11 are supported with Oracle Single Instance 10gR2 and 11gR1
    Oracle Solaris 10 zones in Oracle Solaris 11.1 are supported with Oracle Single Instance 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2 and Oracle RAC 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above, no UDLM) with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
     


Oracle Solaris x86-64 Notes

  • Please reference My Oracle Support note 317257.1 for best practices document for deploying Oracle Single Instance database in a Solaris Container.
  • Please reference the RAC/Container Best Practices document for deploying Oracle RAC in Solaris Containers.
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle RAC 10gR2 and 11gR2 with Oracle Clusterware on Solaris x86-64. Solaris 10 10/09 (Update 8) or later (patches 142901-15, 142934-02) with
    • Oracle Clusterware 10.2 (patch 7172531)
    • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.1 (patch 11840629)
    • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.2 (patch 12419353)
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle RAC 10gR2 (patch 9654991) and 11gR2 (11.2.0.2 with patch 12419331) with Oracle Solaris Cluster on Solaris x86-64. Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) or later (patch 142910-17) with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3.
  • Oracle Solaris Containers are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 12c Release 1 with Oracle Solaris Cluster on Solaris x86-64.Solaris 10 8/11 (Update 10) or later with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 or later.
     
  • Oracle Solaris Zones are supported with Oracle Single Instance and RAC 12c Release 1 with Oracle Solaris Cluster on Solaris x86-64. Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
    Oracle Solaris Zones are supported with Oracle Single Instance and Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) on Solaris 11 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 , Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1. and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
     
  • Oracle Solaris 10 zones are supported with Oracle Single Instance 10gR2 and Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) and 10gR2 (10.2.0.5) on Solaris 11.1 and Solaris 11.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
     
  • Please check the documentation for the appropriate Oracle Database version to ensure the corresponding Solaris versions are supported. See the following document for further information:



IBM AIX Power Notes

 

  • Oracle DB 10gR2 (10.2.0.4) is certified to be used with the IBM AIX Workload Partition (WPAR) feature on AIX 6.1 TL-02 SP2 and with the Versioned WPAR (AIX5.3) feature on AIX 7.1 TL-01 SP4. See WPAR Doc 889220.1.
  • Oracle DB 11gR2 (11.2.0.2 and above) is certified to be used with the IBM AIX Workload Partition (WPAR) feature on AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1
     
  • Oracle software stack is supported on deployments with the IBM Power Systems LPAR hardware partitioning technology, including the micropartition feature.
  • Oracle software stack is supported on deployments with the IBM Power Systems Virtual IO Server (VIOS), supported RAC environments are listed in the RAC section. Please refer to RAC Technologies Compatibility Matrix (RTCM) for UNIX platforms for further information.
  • Oracle DB 10gR2 (10.2.0.4) is certified to be used with the IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility (LPM) feature on AIX 5.3 with a minimum of service level of TL8 SP4 and AIX 6.1 with a minimum of service level of TL2 SP3
  • Oracle DB 11gR1 is certified to be used with the IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility (LPM) feature on AIX 5.3 with a minimum of service level of TL09 SP5 and AIX 6.1 with a minimum of service level of TL04 SP01
  • Oracle DB 11gR2 is certified to be used with the IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility (LPM) feature on AIX 5.3 with a minimum of service level of TL09 SP5
     
  • Oracle DB and RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.2 and above) with ASM is certified to be used with the IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility (LPM) feature on  AIX 6.1 with a minimum of service level of TL04 SP01 and on AIX 7.1 with a minimum of service level of TL00 SP02. In addition, Oracle DB and RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 and above) with GPFS 3.4 and GPFS 3.5 is certified to be used with  the IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility (LPM) feature on  AIX 6.1 with a minimum of service level of TL07 SP03 (6100-07-03-1207) and on AIX 7.1 with a minimum of service level of TL01 SP03 (7100-01-03-1207)
     
  • Oracle DB and RAC 11gR2 is certified to be used with the IBM PowerVM Active Memory Expansion (AME) feature on AIX 6.1 with a minimum of service level of TL06 SP05 and AIX 7.1 with a minimum of service level of TL00 SP03. Please refer to Active Memory Expansion: Overview and Usage Guide and Active Memory Expansion (AME) Overview for further information.
  • Please refer to the My Oracle Support note 1307544.1 on Certification Information for Oracle Database on IBM AIX Power systems.


HP-UX Itanium Notes

Partitioning
  • Running Single Instance Oracle Database 10gR2 (10.2.0.3 and above) and 11gR2 with HP-UX Containers (SRP) v2.0.1 and above on HP-UX 11.31 is supported. Oracle Database 11gR2 with ASM is supported with SRP A.03.00 or later. Please refer to the HP SRP white paper.
  • Running Oracle Databases with Hardware partitioning (nPAR) is supported on appropriate servers
  • Running Oracle Databases with Virtual partitioning (vPAR) is supported on appropriate servers.

Itanium Information

  • Oracle 9iR2, 10gR1, 10gR2 single instance databases are supported on HPVM 3.5 and above.
    Oracle 11gR1 single instance databases are supported on HPVM4.0 and above.
  • HP Integrity VM 4.1 Live Migration and above is currently supported with Oracle database 10gR2 and 11gR1.
    HP Integrity VM 4.2 Live Migration is currently supported with Oracle database 11gR2.
  • Oracle 11gR2 single instance databases are supported on HPVM 4.2 or later, please refer to the supported minimum configuration below:
    • VMHost: HP-UX 11.31 September 2008 or later with HPVM 4.2 or later on HP Integrity servers with multi-core processors. A crash was observed while testing Oracle 11gr2 on Integrity Servers with single-core processors running HPVM 4.2. If running on single-core processor systems, please contact HP Support for details of the issue. The HPVM patch required to resolve the issue is PHSS_41247  11.31 HPVM B.04.20 CORE PATCH.
    • VMGuest: Recommended Oracle Database configuration (HP-UX 11.31 September 2008 plus several patches) along with the HPVM 4.2 Guest Libraries.
    • Please refer to  http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-hpvm-docs/ for more information on the system requirements.
  • Please refer to the Oracle single instance installation guide and the HP Integrity Virtual Machines Installation,Configuration, and Administration guides:



HP-UX PA-RISC Notes

Partitioning
  • Running Single Instance Oracle Database 10gR2 (10.2.0.3 and above) and 11gR2 with HP-UX Containers (SRP) v2.0.1 and above on HP-UX 11.31 is supported. Oracle Database 11gR2 with ASM is supported with SRP A.03.00 or later. Please refer to the HP SRP white paper.
  • Running Oracle Databases with Hardware partitioning (nPAR) is supported on appropriate servers.
  • Running Oracle Databases with Virtual partitioning (vPAR) is supported on appropriate servers.


Linux x86 Notes

Oracle VM Information:

  • Oracle Products are certified to run with Oracle VM. For a complete list of certified products on Oracle VM and information on Oracle VM, please refer to My Oracle Support note 464754.1 .
  • Live Migration is only supported with OVM 2.2.1 or above on x86 and x86-64 guests. Support is only available for the latest Database PSU versions 10gR2 (10.2.0.5), 11gR1(11.1.0.7), 11gR2 (11.2.0.2) and GRID PSU versions 10gR2 (10.2.0.5), 11gR1(11.1.0.7)
  • Please refer to RAC Technologies Compatibility Matrix (RTCM) for Linux platforms for further information.



Linux x86-64 Notes


Oracle VM Information:

  • Oracle Products are certified to run with Oracle VM. For a complete list of certified products on Oracle VM and information on Oracle VM, please refer to My Oracle Support note 464754.1.
  • Live Migration is only supported with OVM 2.2.1 or above on x86 and x86-64 guests. Support is only available for the latest Database PSU versions 10gR2 (10.2.0.5), 11gR1(11.1.0.7), 11gR2 (11.2.0.2) and GRID PSU versions 10gR2 (10.2.0.5), 11gR1(11.1.0.7)
  • Please refer to RAC Technologies Compatibility Matrix (RTCM) for Linux platforms for further information.


IBM System z Notes

Hardware Information:
  • Oracle software stack is certified and supported on certified distributions of Linux running natively in LPAR's or as a guest OS in z/VM virtual machines, deployed on IBM System z 64-bit servers.
  • Please refer to RAC Technologies Compatibility Matrix (RTCM) for Linux platforms for further information.


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