Oracle VM Server for x86

Application-Driven Virtualization

Going beyond simple server consolidation, Oracle VM server virtualization is designed to enable rapid enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management.

  • Oracle VM Server for x86
  • Oracle VM Server for x86
  • Oracle VM Server for x86

ORACLE VM Server Requirements

Supported Host Platforms Systems with x86 or x86_64; 64-bit processors. Dual core CPU or multiple CPUs are recommended to run multiple guests
Minimum Memory 1GB
Recommended Memory 2GB
Number of Supported Guests Based on the amount of physical memory in the server and the amount of memory allocated to each guest.
CPUs Supporting Hardware Virtualized Guests For hardware virtualized (unmodified) guest operating systems (for example, Microsoft Windows), a CPU with hardware virtualization support is required. This feature may also need to be enabled in the BIOS. Refer to your processor documentation for information on whether your processor supports hardware virtualization and how to enable it in the BIOS.
Maximum Number of CPUs Oracle VM Server: 320 CPUs (threads)
Guests: 128 virtual CPUs
Maximum Memory Oracle VM Server: 6TB

Oracle VM Manager Requirements

Processor Type 64 bit
Processor Speed 1.83 GHz*1
Memory 6.0 GB (8.0 GB if using local MySQL)
Operating System Oracle Linux 5 Update 5 64-bit or later; Oracle Linux 6 64-bit or later
RHEL 5 Update 5 64-bit or later; RHEL 6 64-bit or later
Web Browser Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later; Apple Safari 5.0 and above; Google Chrome 1.0 and above
Minimum Swap Space 2.1 GB
Minimum Memory 6 GB
Minimum CPU Speed 1.83 GHz
Minimum Disk Space 5.5 GB in /u01; 2 GB in /tmp; 500MB in /var; 500 MB in /usr
Supported Oracle Databases Editions Oracle Database Express Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC); MySQL Enterprise Edition

These are the technical details of the Oracle VM 3.x release. For the latest technical information about Oracle VM Server for x86, please visit Oracle VM page on OTN.

The following tables include further details on Oracle VM specifications. For additional information, refer to the Oracle VM documentation.

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