Oracle VM Server for x86—Specifications

Application-Driven Virtualization

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

  • Fully integrated enterprise management from disk to applications to cloud.

  • Rapid enterprise application deployment with Oracle VM Templates.

  • There are more than 100 prebuilt Oracle VM Templates ready for deployment.

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 1 GB (Recommend 2GB memory to start with)
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: 384 CPUs (threads)
Guests: 256 virtual CPUs
Maximum Memory Oracle VM Server: 6 TB

Oracle VM Manager Requirements

Processor Type 64 bit
Minimum Processor Speed 1.83 GHz*2
Minimum Memory 8.0 GB
Minimum Swap Space 2.1 GB
Minimum Disk Space 5.5 GB in /u01; 3 GB in /tmp; 400MB in /var; 300 MB in /usr
Operating System Oracle Linux 5 Update 5 64-bit or later; Oracle Linux 6 64-bit or later;Oracle Linux 7 64-bit or later
RHEL 5 Update 5 64-bit or later; RHEL 6 64-bit or later; RHEL 7 64-bit or later
Web Browser Mozilla Firefox 8 or later; Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later; Apple Safari 6 and above; Google Chrome 15 and above


These are the technical details of the Oracle VM 3.4 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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