By johnpriest-Oracle on Jun 03, 2016
A new version of the Oracle VM Paravirtual (PV) Drivers for Microsoft Windows has been released to provide a performance boost for Microsoft Windows guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM Server for x86. These Oracle VM PV Drivers for Microsoft Windows are high-performance network and disk drivers that significantly reduce the overhead of the traditional implementation of I/O device emulation.
The Oracle VM PV Drivers for Microsoft Windows have been updated with Release 3.4.1 to offer new capabilities and include all the cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.2.3 release. The following new features have been added with this release:
- Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows now supports Microsoft Windows 10.
- As of this release, Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows provides informative notifications to help you troubleshoot common installation issues.
- Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows introduces multipage ring buffer support in this release.
- The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installation program now verifies that the guest operating system is supported. If a user attempts to install Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows on Microsoft Windows XP, or other operating system that is not supported, the installation program notifies the user.
For details on how to install the software drivers as well information on the Windows operating systems that are supported with this release, please see the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows for Release 3.4.1 in the Oracle VM Documentation site.
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