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Announcing Oracle VM Release 3.4.3

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Now available - Oracle VM Release 3.4.3! 

Oracle VM is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. It delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. 

What's New?

Oracle VM Release 3.4.3 offers updated versions of all components, delivering new features, security updates and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.2 release. The notable enhancements with this release are:

  • The ability to run Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with the Oracle VM Windows PV Driver 3.4.2
  • Enhanced RAID functionality, with support for software RAID devices
  • Manager performance and supportability enhancements including:
    • Faster job completions
    • Reduced time for storage refresh operations
    • Improved support for multiple concurrent connections to the CLI
  • Simplified UEFI PXE boot process for Oracle VM Server for x86
  • Updated Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 and updates to other server packages
  • Security updates for manager components and server packages

The full list of new features, bug fixes, known issues and upgrade considerations can be found in the Oracle VM Release Notes for 3.4.3.

Oracle VM Supported Upgrade Path

Oracle VM customers can easily upgrade to Oracle VM 3.4.3 from 3.4.x and 3.3.x releases. The steps required to complete the solution upgrade from these releases and the earlier 3.2.x release are covered in the Oracle VM Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Oracle VM Product Support 

Oracle VM 3.4.3 replaces the previous 3.4.2 release on My Oracle Support. Oracle will continue to support all of the 3.x releases according to the Oracle VM Lifetime Support Policy.

Hardware and Application Support with Oracle VM

All hardware (server and storage) certifications already completed with Oracle VM 3.4.2 are also applicable to Oracle VM 3.4.3.

Oracle Products and 3rd party applications are supported on Oracle VM if they are supported on one of the guest Operating Systems noted in the Oracle VM Release Note.

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 the Oracle VM Release 3.4.3, Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers, tools and utilities can be found on the Oracle Technology Network.

For the latest information, best practices white papers, webinars and training, please visit http://oracle.com/virtualization.

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