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Oracle VM release 3.4.6 is now available!

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Announcing Oracle VM release 3.4.6 

Oracle VM Server virtualization software is engineered for open cloud infrastructure and delivers leading performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.  Today, we are pleased to announce Oracle VM release 3.4.6.

What's New with Oracle VM release 3.4.6?

Oracle VM release 3.4.6 offers updated versions of the Oracle VM Manager, Oracle VM Server for x86, and Oracle VM Agent for SPARC, delivering performance improvements, security updates, and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.5 release.

The notable enhancements and updates with this release are:

  • Updated Xen hypervisor — The Xen hypervisor used in the Oracle VM x86 Server has been updated for additional performance and scalability.
  • Update to the dom0 kernel — The dom0 kernel for Oracle VM Server is updated to the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 Update 7. This updated kernel adds support for new hardware drivers, as well as additional security and bug fixes. Additional information on this version of UEK can be found in the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 7 Release Notes.
  • Security and patch updates for Oracle VM Server for x86 packages — User space packages have been updated to deliver additional performance or bug fixes.
  • Security and patch updates for Oracle VM Manager components — Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Application Development Framework, MySQL, Java SE Development Kit (JDK) and many of the open source software products used in Oracle VM Manager have been updated.

A full summary of the updates and enhancements available in Oracle VM 3.4.6 can be found in the Oracle VM Release Notes for 3.4.6.

Oracle VM Software Download 

Oracle VM 3.4.6 has replaced the previous 3.4.5 release on My Oracle Support and the Oracle ULN/Yum sites have been updated with the latest Server packages.  OTN and OSDC download sites will be refreshed with 3.4.6 soon.

Oracle VM can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge, and all updates and errata are freely available. Instructions to download the Oracle VM Release 3.4.6, Oracle VM Windows PV drivers, tools, and utilities can be found on the Oracle Technology Network.

Oracle VM Support

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 continues to support the Oracle VM 3.x releases according to the Oracle VM Lifetime Support Policy.

Additional Oracle VM Information

For the latest product information, best practices white papers and webinars, please visit http://oracle.com/virtualization.

The latest education and training information for Oracle VM can be found on the recent blog here: https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/learn-how-oracle-vm-is-a-key-part-of-your-it-infrastructure

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Comments ( 2 )
  • DavidH Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    The notes say OVM for x86 supports KSplice... does OVM for SPARC support KSplice?

    We need no-reboot patching for SPARC Solaris.
  • Simon Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Hi David,

    Ksplice supports Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on x86 platform.

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