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What Is Oracle VM?

Oracle VM is no longer considered new to the VM marketplace, and the underlying Xen technology has been thoroughly tested and used. Oracle introduced Oracle VM at the Oracle World conference in 2007 and made the product available for download shortly after that. At the time, Oracle touted this as being one of its largest software announcements in the history of the company. The Oracle VM product consists of two major components: the Oracle VM Server and the Oracle VM Manager.

Since Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the Oracle VM product, which is the subject of this book, was rebranded as Oracle VM Server for ...

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