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

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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

* Thu Jan 15 2015 Rafael Aquini <> [2.6.32-524.el6]
- [x86] Use xen_vcpuop_clockevent, xen_clocksource and xen wallclock (Vitaly
Kuznetsov) [1105497]


kdump is not supported anymore in a VM running the RHCK kernel from 2.6.32-524.el6 onwards.
However, on_crash and/or xm dump-core can be used instead. For on_crash, see 1167163.1





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