Windows paravirtual (PV) drivers are high-performance network and disk drivers that significantly reduce the overhead of the traditional implementation of I/O device emulation. These drivers provide improved network and disk throughput to run fully virtualized Windows guests in an Oracle VM Server for x86 environment.
Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers are signed by Microsoft. Oracle is a participant of Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). Windows PV Drivers along with Oracle VM Server for x86 have passed the SVVP requirements, read the details here. The Microsoft SVVP program enables the vendor such as Oracle to validate Oracle VM Server for x86 along with Windows PV Drivers so that Microsoft customers running copies of Windows Server they have acquired and licensed from Microsoft directly can receive technical support for Windows Server in virtualized environments, learn the details of the supported Microsoft server software (e.g. SQL Server, Exchange Server, etc.) here.
With Oracle VM, you can deploy Solaris, Linux, and Windows applications as is and realize the full benefits from virtualization, without compromising performance.
The following Windows guest operating systems are supported with Oracle VM:
Oracle VM Windows PV drivers are available at no charge and can be downloaded by following instructions here.
Learn more about Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers.