By Simon Coter-Oracle on Jul 22, 2016
Oracle VM Server for x86 is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. More and more partners are endorsing Oracle VM to help customers transform their legacy data centers to cloud, and there are great demands to support a broad range of hardware platforms. Oracle VM Server 3.4 is the latest release which has been updated to Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 to bring not only performance improvements; but also rapid driver availability and streamlined partner certifications with Oracle Linux.
As many of you know that the run-time of Oracle VM Server dom0 (management domain) only contains a minimum set of packages, and it does not provide the additional development packages needed for building modules and/or drivers.
We are pleased to release a step-by-step guide to easily create an SDK (Software Development Kit) platform for those customers/partners who are using Oracle VM Server 3.4 or 3.3.x. This guide provides all the instructions needed to create an environment for third party drivers to be built for the Oracle VM Server for x86.
The Knowledge Management (KM) note is available on "My Oracle Support":
Oracle VM Server SDK is designed for
independent hardware vendors (IHVs) and independent software vendors
(ISVs), in creating applications on or porting them to Oracle VM Server x86.
Note that Oracle provides support for third party drivers which have been developed by partners in the Oracle Partner Network. For drivers compiled by customers or partners using the SDK but that are not a part of the Oracle Partner Network, Oracle will provide a "reasonable effort" level of support. However, Oracle does not provide updates for any drivers built for Oracle VM Servers that have not been distributed by the Unbreakable Linux Network.
To become an Oracle Partner, please refer to the page of Oracle VM Knowledge Zone for Partners. For more information on Oracle's partner program or assistance in certifying your applications with Oracle VM, contact the partner team at email@example.com.