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Oracle VM release is now available!

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Announcing Oracle VM release 

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

What's New with Oracle VM release

Oracle VM release offers an updated Oracle VM Manager (3.4.6 Build 2622) with new feature support, and security updates and cumulative bug fixes since the previous release. The notable updates in the Oracle VM Manager release are:

  • Export VMs to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Using the new Oracle VM Exporter Appliance, users will be able to migrate their Virtual Machines from their OVM environment into OCI. A new OVM Exporter Appliance is available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud that can be imported into OVM and then used to create an Exporter Appliance Virtual Machine. Users can select any of their VMs from the Manager User Interface and the Exporter Appliance VM will convert the selected VM into the OCI format and move the memory and vdisks into their tenancy account in OCI.
  • April 2020 Critical Patch Updates added for embedded components:
    • MySQL
    • Oracle WebLogic Server
    • Oracle Java

With Oracle VM Release,  the Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Agent for SPARC are unchanged:

  • For Oracle VM Server, the build version 3.4.6-2105 must be installed, then packages can be updated using the appropriate channels of the Oracle VM repository on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) or the Oracle Linux yum server.
  • The Oracle VM Agent for SPARC is not updated with this release and remains at the release level.

For additional information,please review the Oracle VM 3.4.6 Release Note.

Oracle VM Supported Upgrade Path

Oracle VM customers can easily upgrade to Oracle VM from the 3.4.x and 3.3.x releases. The steps required to complete the Manager and Server upgrades to these releases are covered in the Oracle VM Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Oracle VM Product Support

Oracle VM Manager replaces the previous release on My Oracle Support. Oracle continues to support Oracle VM 3.x releases according to the Lifetime Support Policy: Coverage for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

Oracle VM Software Download

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 VM Downloads page on oracle.com.

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.

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