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OracleVM Support for the Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors, Codenamed Westmere (Doc ID 1109086.1)

Last updated on MAY 23, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.2 to 2.2.1 [Release OVM22 to OVM221]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

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Intel released the new Xeon 5600 series, codenamed Westmere, in March 2010. The Westmere is the successor of the Xeon 5500 series, codenamed Nehalem. Oracle VM version 2.2.x is compatible with Enterprise Linux 5.3, which is certified and supported on Intel Westmere series. Please verify linux hardware certification.
However, Westmere CPU based systems can be very different on their individual design points, from each of the OEMs. It is advised to check the chipset and I/O card driver availability per case or visit hardware list.

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