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Oracle Linux Support Policies for Virtualization and Emulation (Doc ID 417770.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


This document outlines Oracle's Linux Support Policy of Linux running under emulated and virtualized environments. A brief summary of emulation and virtualization is also provided, along with references to Oracle Product Support's policy for running Oracle Products under emulated and virtualized environments.


This document applies to anyone wishing to use Oracle Linux running under a virtualized or emulated environment.

Note that the scope also limited to the hardware architectures supported by Oracle Linux releases.


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In this Document
 1. Emulation
 1.1 What is Emulation?
 1.2 Examples of Emulators
 1.3 Benefits of Emulation
 1.4 Types of Emulation
 2. Virtualization
 2.1 What is Virtualization?
 2.2 Benefits of Virtualization
 2.3 Disadvantages of Virtualization
 2.4 Virtualization Products

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