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Introduction

Oracle VM is an enterprise-class server virtualization solution comprised of Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle VM Manager.

Oracle VM Manager controls the virtualization environment, creating and monitoring Oracle VM servers and the virtual machines. Oracle VM Manager 3 is an Oracle Fusion Middleware application, based on the Oracle Weblogic Server application server. Oracle VM Manager bundles MySQL Database Enterprise Edition as the management repository.

Oracle VM Server for x86 installs directly on server hardware with x86 Intel or AMD processors and does not require a host operating system. An Oracle VM Server is comprised of a hypervisor and privileged domain (Dom0) that allows multiple domains or virtual machines (i.e. Linux, Solaris, Windows, etc.) to run on one physical machine. The Dom0 runs a process called Oracle VM Agent. The Oracle VM Agent receives and processes management requests, provides event notifications and configuration data to the Oracle VM Manager. Oracle VM Server 3 requires 64-bit x86 hardware, but can support either 64-bit or 32-bit guest virtual machines.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC (previously called Sun Logical Domains, or LDoms) is Oracle's server virtualization and partitioning technology on Oracle's SPARC servers. Oracle VM Server for SPARC leverages the SPARC hypervisor to subdivide supported platforms' resources (CPUs,memory, I/O, and storage) by creating partitions called logical or virtual machines to take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system.

To download the latest production Oracle VM software, please follow the instructions here.  Read the documentation hereTo learn more about Oracle's virtualization solutions, visit oracle.com/virtualization