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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Oracle VM 3.0 hits the streets

It seems many of the hypervisor vendors are displaying their wares at the moment.   Oracle VM 3.0 is out now with some greatly appreciated additional functionality.   Of course anyone who has used certain oracle products on oracle vm will be wondering how you manage pinned cpus in this new environment - more to come i'm sure.


New features include:
  • Distributed Resource Scheduling for capacity management, providing real time monitoring enabling rebalancing of a server pool.
  • Distributed Power Management for reduction of powered-on servers.
  • Centralized network configuration and management, using Oracle VM Manager
  • Server and storage discovery.
  • Xen 4.0 hypervisor
  • Updated Dom0 command and control kernel
  • Supporting up to 160 CPUs and 2 TB memory for physical servers
  • Supporting up to 128 vCPUs for Virtual Machines
  • OCFS2 1.8 cluster file system
  • Support for Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Virtual Machine file format.
  • Browser based Oracle VM Manager GUI
  • Job management framework
  • Extensive event logging
  • Performance statistics for CPU,memory, disk and network for physical server and VMs