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Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.4

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.4 

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 3.4.4 offers both new features and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.3 release.  The notable enhancements with this release include:

  1. Increased scalability:  Support for up to 64 vCPUs and 1024GB of virtual RAM per Windows guest
  2. Performance improvements:
    • Supports X86_64 ABI to allow for higher disk IOPS, similar to that of Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems
    • Support for configuring Windows guest operating systems using OVMAPI
    • Support for setting Windows MTU in 100-step increments instead of 500-step increments
  3. The drivers have been certified in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog and Microsoft signed drivers are included with this release

This release of the Oracle VM Windows PV Driver replaces the previous 3.4.3 release. The 3.4.4 release is fully supported with Windows guest VMs in Oracle VM release 3.4.

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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Comments ( 2 )
  • Cristiano Weber Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    This version 3.4.3 is no longer available on portal edelivery
    Where do I find to download?
  • john priest Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    You can find the 3.4.3 version of the OVM Windows PV Drivers on My Oracle Support - search patch id 23346086.
    However, it is better to use the latest version of the Driver for best performance and stability.
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