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Announcing Ubuntu as a supported Guest OS for Oracle Linux KVM

Simon Coter
Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

Oracle is pleased to announce that Oracle Linux KVM now supports Canonical Ubuntu as a guest Operating System (OS) on top of Oracle Linux KVM.

Working to provide a best-in-class hybrid cloud solution, Oracle continues to introduce support for third party Linux distributions on top of Oracle Linux KVM and, today, we're announcing support for:

Canonical Ubuntu is the latest addition to the list of supported Guest OSs, which includes Oracle Linux/CentOS/Red Hat Linux 5/6/7/8, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12/15 and Microsoft Windows Desktop and Server releases.

For the complete list of supported Guest OSs you can refer to the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3 documentation.

Consistent OS Support

Having the same supported Operating Systems is crucial in a hybrid cloud solution where data and applications need to easily move between public and private clouds for greater flexibility and more deployment options. The new Canonical Ubuntu and recent SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Guest-OSs supported on top of Oracle Linux KVM means there are no gaps between Oracle Linux KVM and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in term of supported Guest Operating Systems; Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Platform Images, available today:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal
  • Canonical Ubuntu 18.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 18.04 Minimal
  • Canonical Ubuntu 20.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 Minimal
  • CentOS 6.10
  • CentOS 7
  • Oracle Linux 6.10
  • Oracle Linux 7.7
  • Oracle Linux 7.8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard

Additionally, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Partner Images, configured with BYOS (Bring Your Own Support), provide:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 For SAP
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 For SAP
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 For SAP
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 For SAP

bringing you the same list of Operating Systems as are available on-premises with Oracle Linux KVM and Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.

Hybrid Cloud Solution

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Linux KVM introduce the option to access all of the advantages of a hybrid cloud solution:

  • Ease - Moving your workloads from Oracle Linux KVM to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is virtually seamless and allows you the opportunity to gradually migrate to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cost-effectiveness and flexibility - With Oracle Linux KVM and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, your organization has the ability to scale to the public cloud, whenever required, and to pay for extra computing power only when needed.
  • Control - Your organization can control where to run workloads and services and to maintain sensitive assets on a private cloud solution with Oracle Linux KVM.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Jay Tuesday, December 22, 2020
    Does Oracle Linux virtualization manager supports SLES 12 SP3 and SP4 as guest OS?
  • Simon Tuesday, December 22, 2020
    Hi Jay,

    list of supported guest-OS is available at:



  • Abe Saturday, March 6, 2021
    I want know Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager(OLVM) supports Solaris as guest OS. I can't see solaris 11 in list of supported guest-OS.
    If I can install Solaris on OLVM, please let me know.
    (If there is any official website about supported guest-OS list include solaris11, please share it)

  • Simon Monday, March 8, 2021
    Hi Abe,

    Solaris support on top of KVM is on our roadmap but actually not there.

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