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Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.3

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.3 

Oracle VM Paravirtual (PV) Drivers for Microsoft Windows are a component of Oracle VM 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 3.4.3 offers both new features and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.2 release.  The notable enhancements with this release include:

  1. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 support: Full support is now offered for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 guests in an Oracle VM Release 3.4.4 or later environment.
  2. Increased guest VM memory support to 480G: Oracle VM PV Drivers for Microsoft Windows now support a maximum configuration limit of 480GB virtual RAM for the following guest operating systems in an Oracle VM release 3.4.4 or later environment:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  3. Reduced CPU utilization: Performance improvements have been implemented that result in lower CPU utilization rates for Windows guests
  4. The drivers have been certified in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog and Microsoft signed drivers are included with this release
  5. Security updates and performance improvements

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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