Saturday Feb 11, 2017

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux - Motivation and Availability

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) is the Linux kernel that powers Oracle Cloud and Oracle Engineered Systems such as Oracle Exadata Data Machine. The UEK tracks the latest Linux kernel releases, supplying more innovation than other commercial Linux kernels. Oracle tests the UEK intensively with demanding Oracle workloads, and recommends the UEK for Oracle deployments and all other enterprise deployments.[Read More]

Saturday Feb 04, 2017

Secure Cloud Access with Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is the secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and mainframe servers, from a wide range of popular client devices.

Recently, Oracle announced SGD 5.3 which introduces enhancements to complement your open cloud infrastructure, built on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

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Wednesday Jan 04, 2017

Errata Notification for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

Happy New Year 2017!

It's important to keep all software versions and patches up-to-date, as one of the principles of good security practice. Oracle responds quickly to any potential security threat by incorporating the security fixes into errata updates. To be informed about any errata update, including security fixes, delivered to Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux,

Friday Dec 23, 2016

Happy Holidays - Why Should You Consider VirtualBox

Season's greetings!

As you plan to move your workloads to the cloud, Oracle VM VirtualBox is here to help.  

  • Develop your apps on a laptop and get ready for deployment into Oracle Cloud — As the world’s most popular cross-platform virtualization software, VirtualBox is used by millions of developers around the world to develop, test, and build virtual appliances. Hands-on labs are good examples. Moreover, VirtualBox works seamlessly with the development tools such as Vagrant.
  • Value for Enterprise Deployment — With Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise, you can better manage, track and record your VirtualBox Extension Pack software usage within your enterprise and ensure that all installations are properly updated and have the latest security patches. In addition, Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise can optionally come with world class support from Oracle covering both the Oracle VM VirtualBox base package and the VirtualBox Extension Pack.
  • Flexible licensing — The VirtualBox base package (i.e., everything but the VirtualBox Extension Pack) contains the full VirtualBox source code and platform binaries and is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. You can distribute and modify the base package, provided that you distribute all modifications under the GPLv2 as well. The VirtualBox Extension Pack is available under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License, which is a free license for personal, educational or evaluation use, or an Enterprise License, which is for fee license that covers most other business uses.

Thursday Dec 22, 2016

Contributing to Upsteam Development

We do upstream development for Linux Kernel and the Xen Project Hypervisor with enhancements that benefit Oracle Database, middleware, applications and hardware, as well as our broad partner ecosystem. These enhancements are distributed to customers through the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux and the optimized hypervisor integrated into Oracle VM Server for x86.

To learn more, read the recent blogs:

Monday Oct 24, 2016

Build your cloud infrastructure with Oracle VM and Enterprise Manager today

Oracle VM is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. We released the latest Oracle VM 3.4.2 last month at Oracle OpenWorld. I'm happy to see good feedback from our customers.

  • "You could upgrade VM Manager first, and then upgrade physical servers one by one. Also, live migration will still work even though Hypervisors are at a different release version."
  • "User interface is also more responsive. I loved those pop-up messages in the Job Summary window about failed messages. Just hover over the message and you instantly see it. Reports are also very handy as they allow you to export entire server pool configuration into a single file."

Customers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest Oracle VM 3.4.2. Together with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 2, you are able to utilize the existing software and build your cloud infrastructure today.

Monday Jul 27, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

Oracle provides the extension pack with the following added functionality such as the virtual USB 2.0 (EHCI) device, the virtual USB 3.0 (xHCI) device, VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP) support, host webcam passthrough, Intel PXE boot ROM, experimental support for PCI passthrough on Linux hosts. The 5.0 release delivers encryption of disk images feature via the extension pack. 

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Monday Oct 06, 2014

Secure Oracle VM Deployments

Just published a blog to talk about how to apply latest security fixes to Oracle VM and Virtual Compute Appliances.

Friday Oct 03, 2014

Hightlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2014

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Renée J. James, President of Intel Corporation, shared her keynote on, "The Future of the Data Center in a Software-Defined World". She talked about Intel's Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) for Oracle VM. During the keynote, Steve Grobman, Intel Fellow and CTO of Intel Security Platforms showed the NGFW demo with Oracle VM Manager.[Read More]

Friday Sep 26, 2014

Oracle VM 3.3 - Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

With the latest virtualization plug-in update (, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c works seamlessly with Oracle VM Manager 3.3.

For more details, read the announcement at Oracle's virtualization blog. 

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

New update to Oracle VM Server for SPARC

We just released a maintenance update See the announcement at Oracle's virtualization blog:

The changes for this maintenance update are as follows.

For details, please review the documentation for the software/hardware requirements by following the documentation: What's New.

To download the software, read the instructions from OTN page.

For those who are using Oracle VM Manager 3.3, please review installation guide for requirements.

Friday Sep 12, 2014

Validated Configurations on Oracle VM 3.3

Oracle Validated Configurations program offers pre-tested, validated architectures — including software, hardware, storage, and network components—along with documented deployment guides, available on many different hardware platforms. Check the latest submissions:

Monday Sep 08, 2014

Oracle VM Manager OS and Usage Survey

We have a short survey that I'd ask our customers how you use Oracle VM Manager today. Click the link here.  It would just take a few minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for providing your valuable feedback.

Saturday Sep 06, 2014

Oracle VM Manager 3.3 - Improvements on Virtual Machine Console Access

Oracle VM 3.3 introduces the new virtual machine console access which uses JavaScript and HTML5 features. There is no longer any requirement to install or run software locally on the client computer. This change reduces complexity and provides a more reliable console tool.[Read More]

Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Oracle VM Manager 3.3 - Improvements on MAC Address Allocation

We announced Oracle VM 3.3 earlier today. Here I'd expand one feature enhancement which was delivered as part of the large networking implementation, and it brings significant benefit to simplify virtual NIC creation. Now with Oracle VM Manager 3.3, you can coordinate with other Oracle VM Manager 3.3 instances to avoid any potential MAC address collision

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Honglin Su leads the product management team for Oracle Linux and Virtualization to help customers transform their traditional data centers to the cloud.

You can follow him on Twitter @honglinsu


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