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Oracle VM 3.4.2 Released!

John Priest
Director of Product Management






Engineered for Open Cloud, Oracle VM continues to be enhanced with new features and product functionality.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2016, we are pleased to announce the latest Oracle VM 3.4.2 release.


Some of the key new features that have been delivered include:

  • Oracle VM Manager support for previous Oracle VM Server releases;
    • Manage Oracle VM Server for x86 - 3.4.x, 3.3.x or 3.2.10/11 releases
    • Manage Oracle VM Server for SPARC - Agent 3.4.x or 3.3.x releases
  • Support for NVM Express (NVMe) devices:
    • Discover NVMe devices and present them to Oracle VM Manager
    • NVMe devices can be used to store virtual machine disks or create storage repositories
  • Extended SCSI functionality available for virtual machines
    • Linux guests can now retrieve vital product data (VPD) page 0x84 information from physical disks if the device itself makes it available.
  • The management domain (dom0) kernel upgraded to Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 2 (4.1.12-61.1.9)
  • The Xen hypervisor performance and scalability updates:
    • Improved memory allocation
    • Improved aggregate performance
    • Improved performance for Windows, Solaris and Linux guests
    • Improved workload performance
    • Guest disk I/O performance improvements
  • Oracle VM Manager performance enhancements – improved performance under heavy event load
  • Oracle VM Manager Rule for Live Migration – blocks unsupported Live Migration paths
  • Hot memory modification for HVM guests with para-virtualized I/O drivers (PVHVM) - modify the memory allocated to running PVM guests as well as PVHVM guests without a reboot.
  • Package additions and updates
  • Security updates for the embedded components of Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager.

You can review the Oracle VM Release Note for 3.4.2 to see the full summary of the new features and functionality. To download the software, see the instructions on the Oracle VM OTN page.




For more information, read Oracle VM documentation.



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Comments ( 4 )
  • guest Friday, September 23, 2016

    Any sign of a OVM 3.4.x release coming to the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) anytime soon?? The latest PCA Release 2.2.x still ships with OVM 3.2!

  • Jelena Monday, May 8, 2017
    Could you confirm me if DL380 Gen9 server is compatible with Oracle VM 3.4.2 version? What are requirements for the server regarding drivers and other settings?
  • Simon Friday, May 12, 2017
    Hi "guest",

    we are working on it and soon you'll receive updates.

  • Simon Friday, May 12, 2017
    Hi Jelena,

    the server mentioned has been certified for Oracle VM 3.4.
    You can check the certification of third-party hardware with Oracle VM and Oracle linux on our HCL website:


    Details for the server DL380-Gen9 are available at the following link:


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