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Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver Release 3.4.2

John Priest
Director of Product Management

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Today Oracle announces the Oracle VM Windows PV Driver Release 3.4.2.  

The Oracle VM virtualization solution 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. 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. Oracle VM is easy to download, completely free to use, and free to distribute.

The Oracle VM Paravirtual (PV) Drivers for Microsoft Windows are a component of the Oracle virtualization solution and provide a performance boost for network and disk I/O on Microsoft Windows guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM x86 Servers.

What's New?

The Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.2 offers both new features and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.1 release.  The notable enhancements with this release include:

  1. Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) can now be used with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 on Oracle VM environments. Refer to Oracle VM Windows PV documentation for software requirements
  2. The driver has been certified in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog and Microsoft signed drivers are included with this release
  3. Security updates and performance improvements
  4. Bug fixes

The full list of Windows operating systems supported, bug fixes, known issues and upgrade considerations can be found in the Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers User Guide.

Oracle VM Software Download 

Instructions to download the Oracle VM, Windows PV drivers, tools and utilities can be found on Oracle Technology Network.

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

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