Virtual platform refers to the virtual machine instance created by a hypervisor software. This feature of Oracle HCTS 5.8 enables the hypervisor software provider companies to certify virtual platforms for the Oracle Solaris OS on x86 systems. Oracle Solaris OS that is running as a guest on the virtual platform implementation can be tested by using the Oracle HCTS application. Hence the virtual platform can be certified for Oracle Solaris OS compatibility.
This chapter includes the following sections.