Oracle VM SVVP Certification
Oracle has been a part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) program and validated previous versions of Oracle VM. The Oracle VM team is committed to continuing our support for users that are running Windows Server guests on Oracle VM Server for x86. With the recent introduction of two new Oracle VM releases, a new test certification has now been completed to validate the following components under the Microsoft SVVP:
Oracle VM 3.4.2 has successfully passed all of the test requirements and is a validated virtualization product to support Windows guests. Certification details are published on the Windows Server Catalog site.
Oracle VM and Windows Server Overview
Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems such as Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Microsoft Windows. For the large base of Oracle VM users that run Windows operating systems, the Oracle VM product delivers ParaVirtual (PV) drivers that provide improved network and disk throughput for the Windows guests. These Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers are certified and signed by Microsoft as part of the Windows Server Catalog software logo program.
Microsoft SVVP Overview
Microsoft launched the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) to improve customers' support experiences when running Windows Server operating systems on virtualization technologies. This validation program is open to vendors that deliver machine virtualization products and have customers that run Windows Server-based workloads in their virtualization environment. Customers can benefit from the regular Windows Server technical support provided by Microsoft when running currently supported versions of Windows Server on validated machine virtualization solutions. All testing for this program is done by the virtualization product vendors, with the results of that testing submitted to Microsoft for review and approval.
Oracle VM and Windows PV Driver Overview
Oracle VM Server virtualization software is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. It delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. Oracle VM is easy to download, quick to deploy, and completely free to use. Oracle VM Support offers access to award-winning Oracle support resources and virtualization support specialists, zero-downtime updates using Ksplice, additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, and lifetime support, all at a low cost.
Oracle VM Support offers access to award-winning Oracle support resources and virtualization support specialists, zero-downtime updates using Ksplice, additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, and lifetime support, all at a low cost.
Oracle VM Server virtualization software includes the following components: