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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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Hardware Support for Oracle VM

Although the Xen architecture supports several platforms, Oracle has chosen to focus on the Intel/AMD x86 architecture. Since the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle has rebranded some of the virtualization technologies that are built into the Sun hardware and Solaris operating system as Oracle VM. The Sun virtualization technology is not covered in this book. For the purposes of this book, Oracle VM refers only to the x86 virtualization technology.

As with most software products, the Oracle VM documentation provides a minimum hardware requirement. This minimum is usually very low and does not allow for even basic usage of the product. Therefore, the hardware requirements that are provided in Table 3-1 ...

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