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Announcing Oracle VM 3 Extended Support

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Oracle is pleased to offer Extended Support for Oracle VM 3. The Extended Support period will become effective at the end of the Premier Support period in March, 2021 and will end on March 31, 2024. This new Oracle VM lifecycle phase can be reviewed in the updated Lifetime Support Policy.

What is included with Oracle VM 3 Extended Support:

  • 24/7/365 support
  • Unlimited service requests
  • Critical security errata and select high-impact bug fixes

What is not included with Oracle VM 3 Extended Support:

  • New hardware support
  • Backport of fixes

Full details on what is covered by the Premier Support and Extended Support options can be found in the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Support Policies document. Oracle VM is covered by Oracle's Lifetime Support policy and even at the end of Extended Support, Oracle VM customers with a Premier Support subscription will continue to be covered with Sustaining Support.

Oracle VM 3 Extended Support coverage has a surcharge over the Oracle Premier Support subscription pricing. Pricing and additional details can be found in the Oracle Linux Support and Oracle VM Support Global Price List.

Oracle server virtualization software is engineered for open cloud infrastructure and delivers leading performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. As part of our commitment to openness and providing customers with flexibility, Oracle VM 3 Extended Support gives greater choice about when to move systems to a new generation of Oracle server virtualization software.

Oracle VM Storage Connect Program

The Oracle VM Storage Connect Program is no longer open to development of new vendor-specific plugins. Customers are encouraged to use existing storage plugins from third-party vendors, as listed on Oracle VM Storage Connect Plugins website, or the Generic Oracle VM Storage Connect plugin.

Oracle VM Software Download

Oracle VM can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge, and all updates and errata are freely available. Instructions to download Oracle VM, Oracle VM Windows PV drivers, tools, and utilities can be found on the Oracle VM Download page.

Oracle VM Support

Oracle VM Support offers access to award-winning Oracle support resources and virtualization support specialists, zero-downtime updates using Ksplice, additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, and lifetime support, all at a low cost.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Amar Manibharathy Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Document says "New hardware support" is not included with Oracle VM 3 Extended Support. What will happen to the customers who wants to extend (add a new ovs node with ovm 3.4.6) in the cluster during this time?. How are the additional compute requirements supported.
  • john priest Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Hi Amar,
    There is no issue with deploying new Oracle VM Server compute nodes and having them covered under OVM Premier Support. Feel free to extend existing clusters or add new clusters to your OVM environment.
    This statement in the announcement means that we will not be certifying new server platforms during the Extended Support period. Hardware that is already on our HCL (https://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=117:1:0::NO:RP::) will continue to be supported.
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