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Automate Oracle Linux 8 Virtual Machine deployments on Oracle VM and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Oracle is pleased to release the Oracle VM Guest Additions for Oracle Linux 8

Deploying applications in virtualized environments can be complex and time consuming. Oracle VM solves these problems with the Oracle VM Guest Additions to help automate tasks with virtual machines and get virtualized applications up and running quickly. The Oracle VM Guest Additions for Oracle Linux 8 were released and can be used with your Oracle VM or Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) installations.

Oracle VM Guest Additions allow bi-directional communication between Oracle VM Manager and the guest operating system such as Oracle Linux 8 running in the Oracle VM environment. Oracle VM Guest Additions provide fine-grained control over the configuration and behavior of components running within the virtual machine directly from Oracle VM Manager. Oracle VM Guest Additions also allow direct integration between guest software and the virtualization layer, to assist in orchestration and automation of complex, multi-virtual machine deployments.

Oracle VM Guest Additions for Oracle Linux 8

The Oracle VM Guest Additions consist of the following packages:


Library that adds support for the Oracle VM API


Daemon that handles configuration events and enables sending and receiving of messages between the virtual machine and Oracle VM Manager

xenstoreprovider Library that communicates with the Oracle VM API kernel infrastructure

Basic operating system configuration scripts

Oracle VM Guest Additions are now available to support Oracle Linux 8 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK). The Oracle VM Guest Additions packages can be found and downloaded from the Oracle Linux 8 Addons channel in the Oracle Linux yum server. The packages can also be downloaded from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).


Further information on installing, upgrading, or using Oracle Linux 8 guest additions can be found in the Oracle VM Administrator's Guide for Release 3.4.

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