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Announcing Windows PV Drivers for Oracle VM

Honglin Su
Sr. Director of Product Management

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Windows PV Drivers for Oracle VM to bring customer boosted network throughput and higher disk I/O while running Microsoft Windows guests in a virtual environment on Oracle VM.

You can download the software today for free from Oracle E-Delivery. You choose Oracle VM and select 2.1.5. The Windows PV drivers are included in the Oracle VM 2.1.5 media pack.

You will require Oracle VM 2.1.5 to use the Windows PV drivers. The following Windows operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit) are the currently supported guests with the Windows PV drivers.

* Windows Server 2008

* Windows Server 2003

* Windows Vista

* Windows XP

For details how to install the software as well as the known limitations and workarounds, please see the Oracle VM Windows Paravirtual Drivers Installation Guide. To learn how to upgrade the existing Oracle VM 2.1.x to the latest Oracle VM 2.1.5, please refer to the Oracle VM Documentation.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • BMT Friday, January 7, 2011
    I need vm version that will support windows/oracle 8i
  • Honglin Su Sunday, January 16, 2011
    Please refer to My Oracle Support Note 464754.1 - Certified Software on Oracle VM.
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