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The Underground Oracle VM Manual

The Underground Oracle VM Manual

Welcome to the first release of The Underground Oracle VM Manual. My goal with The Underground Oracle VM Manual is to give you the information you need to be successful with Oracle VM.

Chapters at a Glance

  • Oracle VM Introduction
  • Oracle Virtualization and VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and Red Hat
  • Oracle Product Certification and Oracle VM Templates
  • Oracle VM Manager Architectural Review
  • Oracle VM Server Architectural Review
  • Dom0 and DomU
  • Oracle VM Guest Console
  • Oracle VM Disk IO
  • Oracle VM Storage
  • Oracle VM HA
  • Oracle VM Networking

Oracle VM Introduction 

Oracle VM is a Xen-based x86 server virtualization solution that is maintained and distributed by Oracle. Oracle VM is seamlessly integrated across the Oracle stack from the application to the disk. Oracle is continually testing, tuning and releasing new versions of Oracle VM to improve database, middleware and application performance. Oracle VM is an Oracle product not to be confused with the Open Source Xen.org distribution or any other Xen distribution.

Oracle VM follows the Open Source model of free-to-use and re-distribute with or without commercial support. Oracle offers commercial support for Oracle VM via the 5Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support program. Oracle VM is distributed from the Oracle eDelivery portal.

Oracle has a unique position in the virtualization market as a hardware and application vendor that owns all of the technologies across the Oracle stack. Owning the entire Oracle stack has many advantages, a) integration and management across the stack and b) the ability to prepackage and distribute Oracle technologies via Oracle VM templates.

Oracle’s ability to integrate technologies across the stack provides an unequaled level of top to bottom integration from the management layer through the operating system, applications, hypervisor all the way to the disk. Owning the entire stack allows Oracle to distribute pre-packaged Oracle VM templates with key Oracle technologies. Oracle VM templates include pre-packaged production ready instances of Oracle technologies tuned at the application, operating system and hardware layers. No other vendor in the virtualization market can offer this level of integration, management and pre-packaging. 

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