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Exalogic Guest vServers/VMs FAQs (Doc ID 2469308.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 1.0.0.0.0 and later
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X6-2 Hardware - Version X6 to X6 [Release X6]
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server x86-64


Purpose

 This document provides the FAQs on Guest vServers part of Exalogic Virtual rack.

Scope

The scope of information in this Note applies to Guest vServers in Exalogic Virtual racks.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 HOW TO, INSTALL AND CONFIGURATION RELATED FAQ's ON EXALOGIC GUEST VSERVERS/VM'S
 SUPPORTED CONFIGURATION RELATED FAQ's ON EXALOGIC GUEST VSERVERS/VM'S
 UPGRADE/PATCHING RELATED FAQ's ON EXALOGIC GUEST VSERVERS/VM'S
 GENERIC DESIGN, BEST PRACTICES AND FUNCTIONALITY RELATED FAQ's ON EXALOGIC GUEST VSERVERS/VM'S
 TROUBLESHOOTING RELATED FAQ's ON EXALOGIC GUEST VSERVERS/VM'S
 BACKUP & RESTORE RELATED FAQ's ON EXALOGIC GUEST VSERVERS/VM'S
 OTHER FAQ's
 What is a VM template?
 Can I create Oracle VM template for single or multiple FMW products?
 What is unique about the version of Oracle VM created for Exalogic?
 Can customers use OVM Manager to manage Oracle VM Server instances on Exalogic?
 Can I use OVM Manager to create vServers on Exalogic ?
 Can I create Exalogic OVM template for single or multiple FMW products?
 How can a customer deploy an Exalogic OVM template on Exalogic?
 Is it possible to use VMWare or any other virtualization technology on Exalogic other than OVM?
 What is Exalogic Guest Base Template (EGBT)?
 Is it possible to use KSplice to apply one-off patches on Oracle Linux guests?
 In general, do the vServers are susceptible to any kind of vulnerability (security or otherwise) ?
 Customer is Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant, which requires them to install any Critical and/or Security updates within 30 days of release for Production systems subject to comply these standards. Is it allowed ?
 Are there any separate kernel patches planned for Exalogic-based UEK systems?
 Are all Red Hat Linux 5 applications also certified for Oracle Linux on Exalogic?
 Which operating systems can be installed on a virtual server on Exalogic?
 Can Solaris 11 Express be deployed as "Guest OS" on Exalogic?
 Can Red Hat Linux x64 5.x deployed as "Guest OS" on Exalogic?
 Can Windows be deployed as "Guest OS" on Exalogic?
 Can vServers be migrated from one node to another as a "live" migration?
 Is it possible to have separate IB partitions for different vServers on the same Exalogic node?
 Can customers use Oracle VirtualBox on Exalogic?
 Will Exalogic guarantee vServers hosted by compute nodes which fail are automatically restarted on another compute node?
 We understand the OVM Storage Manager for Exalogic is based on NFS, is this correct?
 How many virtual machines (called 'vServers') can Exalogic support?
 What are the maximum resources available to a single Exalogic VM?
 What are expected bootup times for vServers in Exalogic Virtual Releases 2.0.1.x.x and 2.0.4.x.x?
 Q: Can we upgrade guest vServers to higher version of PSU than the infrastructure version ?
 Does Oracle Support changing hostname of vServers in Exalogic?
 Where can we find information about recommended NFS mount options for guest vServers?
 Is there a limit on number of volumes attached to the Guest vServer?
 Is it possible to move a vServer from one account to another using EMOC?
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