Q: Does Oracle Linux include support for KVM?
A: Yes it does! KVM is a feature of Oracle Linux today. Please refer to My Oracle Support Doc ID 417770.1. And more importantly, Oracle Linux Premier Support is included with Oracle Premier Support for Systems and Engineering Systems, such as ODA hardware support.
Oracle Database Appliance models X7-2S/X7-2M/X7-2HA, X6-2S/X6-2M/X6-2L are including the KVM libraries in the software stack that is deployed on ODA starting with release 188.8.131.52. Available today on My Oracle Support.
In this initial role out of KVM on ODA, you will easily be able to startup the KVM service to create guest VMs to deploy applications. By deploying applications in a guest VM, you can run both databases and applications with isolation capabilities; essentially creating a Solution-in-a-Box with ODA platform.
With the ODA 184.108.40.206 release, there are just a few limitations.
With the support of KVM, this will add virtualization functionality to the ODA X7-2S/X7-2M/X7-2HA, X6-2S/X6-2M/X6-2L models. This provides the ability to patch the ODA and the application separately without impact to either stack. But most importantly, this provides the ability to deploy both the database and application on the same system to create a Solution-in-a-Box. For other Solution-in-a-Box white papers, please take a look at the ODA OTN Learn More tab here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-appliance/learnmore/index.html
The ODA team looks forward to creating new white papers to deploy Oracle applications in KVM and working with ISVs and customers to implement your solution on ODA.
Please take a look at the following entries on how to setup KVM on ODA.
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