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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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Oracle Support for VM

Currently Oracle VM is available free of charge. Oracle derives their revenue from selling support on Oracle VM as well as supporting their many other products on the Oracle VM platform. You’ll find both advantages and disadvantages to going the “single vendor” route with software deployments. By deploying Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL), and Oracle applications and purchasing Oracle support, you only have one place to go in the event of a failure. The disadvantage is lack of selection.

On the other hand, Oracle support is still available if you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you purchase Oracle support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, your updates will come from Oracle’s servers, not Red Hat’s. After running the ...

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