Sunday Oct 21, 2012

Download the latest Oracle VM 3.1.1 Update

We have released the latest patch update for Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 and Oracle VM Server for x86 3.1.1. Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1-478 has been validated in combination with Oracle VM Server 3.1.1-485. The download instructions are available at OTN.

Please be sure to read the README files of the above patches. Customers are recommended to schedule a maintenance window and apply the above patch updates to their Oracle VM 3.1.1 environment.

To receive notification on the software update delivered to Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN, http://linux.oracle.com) for Oracle VM, you can sign up here http://oss.oracle.com/mailman/listinfo/oraclevm-errata.

For more information about Oracle's virtualization, visit oracle.com/virtualization.

Friday Jun 08, 2012

Keep Oracle VM 3 Up to Date

Oracle VMMore and more customers turn to Oracle VM 3 to virtualize their enterprise applications. Oracle VM support subscription is an integrated part of their successes. Customers enjoy the benefit of the industry-leading global support 24x7 for their server virtualization implementation, and receive access to patches, fixes, and updates via Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). For customers running Oracle systems, Oracle VM support is included in Oracle Premium Support for Systems at no extra cost, and customers receive comprehensive systems coverage that includes single point accountability for Oracle server and storage hardware; integrated software (for example, firmware); and operating system software (Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM).

To run a successful virtualization infrastructure, it's important to keep Oracle VM 3 environment up to date by leveraging Oracle VM support resources. 

  • Oracle VM Server Updates: You can easily upgrade Oracle VM Server using a Yum repository. You can download the latest server patch updates from ULN. To receive notification on the software update delivered to Oracle ULN for Oracle VM, you can sign up here. For information on setting up an Oracle VM Server Yum repository and using Oracle VM Manager to perform the upgrade of Oracle VM Servers, see Updating and Upgrading Oracle VM Servers in the Oracle VM User's Guide
  • Oracle VM Manager Updates: Get the download instructions at OTN, and apply latest Oracle VM Manager patch. Be sure to review the patch README before you apply the patches.
  • Support customers have access to extremely valuable knowledge notes from My Oracle Support. They are the first to receive useful tips to help address issues in Oracle VM deployments. For example,
    • Upgrade to Oracle VM 3.1.1 using Yum Repository may cause network configuration scripts to be renamed causing network failure after reboot (Doc ID 1464126.1)
    • Oracle VM server reboots after network becomes unresponsive due to deep C-State power management setting (Doc ID 1440197.1)
For more information about Oracle's virtualization, visit oracle.com/virtualization.

Thursday Jun 18, 2009

Announcing Oracle VM 2.1.5

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle VM 2.1.5, bringing customers and partners the benefits of better interoperability with the new Oracle VM Manager Web Services API.

In addition, the latest Oracle VM 2.1.5 release has integrated accumulated bug fixes, security update, and enhanced hardware drivers to help customers confidently deploy Oracle VM with more robustness, better security, higher performance, and broader hardware support.

Both the Oracle VM Server and Manager (ISO image files) are freely available for customer download at Oracle E-Delivery site.

The Oracle VM Server can also be updated via ULN (Unbreakable Linux Network). For Oracle VM Manager, you'll need to download the Oracle VM Manager media, and perform Install, Uninstall, or Upgrade task by executing the runInstaller.sh script.

To learn more about Oracle VM and how to upgrade to Oracle VM 2.1.5, you can read Oracle VM Documentation and also refer to the following blogs provided by Roddy Rodstein:
* Blog: How to update an Oracle VM Manager
* Blog: How to update an Oracle VM Server

You can sign up here to receive notification on software update delivered to ULN for Oracle VM, or you can browse the email archive.

More Blogs
* Roddy Rodstein: Oracle releases Oracle VM 2.1.5
* Sergio Leunissen: New Oracle VM 2.1.5 Web Services API
* Wim Coekaerts: Oracle VM Manager CLI and Web Services API , Oracle VM 2.1.5

Customers and Partners
* Customers Succeed with Oracle VM
* Customers Succeed with Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support
* Partners Endorse Oracle VM

Oracle VM Support

Oracle performs real-world testing on its broad portfolio of products with Oracle VM to ensure bulletproof reliability and streamlined support. Consult Support Note 464754.1 on My Oracle Support for the latest information on exact product versions certified.

* Purchase support at Oracle Unbreakable Linux and Oracle VM Store
* Support for Partners: Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM

We have exciting roadmaps for Oracle VM to deliver even more compelling functionality over the next several months. For customers to leverage these new functions, you need to implement it today and start to experience the benefits of Oracle VM. For more information on Oracle VM, please visit oracle.com/virtualization.

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