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How to Configure Kdump in Oracle Linux 6.3+ Oracle VM HVM Guests (Doc ID 1580200.1)

Last updated on MAY 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.3 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


To configure kdump inside an Oracle Linux 6.3+ HVM guest ( domU ) using the Redhat Compatible Kernel ( RHCK ). This configuration is not supported in earlier Oracle Linux Versions or with the UEK kernel.

Due to addition of the following patch



  • kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 until kernel-2.6.32-524.el6.x86_64
  • kexec-tools-2.0.3-3.0.1.el6.x86_64 or later ( remove older versions including /etc/kdump.conf before installing )
  • For Oracle VM 3.x, please ensure a xen version later than xen-4.4.4-107 on the dom0 ( Oracle VM 3.4.2+patches )



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