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

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2021

Applies to:

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

Purpose

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.

Scope

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
Purpose
Scope
Details
 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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