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Oracle VM Release Notes Release 3.3.1 (Doc ID 1903866.1)

Last updated on MAY 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.3.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64





June 2014

The Oracle VM Release Notes contain information on Oracle VM Release 3.3 and supersedes the product documentation. This document contains last-minute information that could not be included the Oracle VM documentation. Read this document before installing Oracle VM. This document may be updated after it is released. To check for updates to this document, and to view other Oracle documentation, refer to the Documentation section on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site:


This document is intended for users, and administrators of Oracle VM. It includes describes potential issues and the corresponding workarounds you may encounter while using Oracle VM.

Oracle recommends that you read this document before installing and using Oracle VM.

This document includes the following topics:

  1. Introduction

    1.1 Upgrading Oracle VM
    1.2 Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins
    1.3 Using Oracle VM Server for SPARC with Oracle VM Manager

  2. What's New in Oracle VM?

    2.1 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.3?
    2.2 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.2?
    2.3 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.1.1?
    2.4 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.0.3?
    2.5 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.0.2?

  3. Notable Bug Fixes

    3.1 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.3.1
    3.2 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.2.1
    3.3 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.1.1
    3.4 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.0.3

  4. Supported Guest Operating Systems

    4.1 Oracle VM Server for x86 Supported Guest Operating Systems
    4.2 Oracle VM Server for SPARC Supported Guest Operating Systems

  5. Configuration Limits

  6. Known Limitations and Workarounds

    6.1 Oracle VM Manager User Interface
    6.1.1 Operation Transactions
    6.1.2 Only One Instance of the UI Per Browser Supported
    6.1.3 Cannot Connect to VM Console After Oracle VM Manager Reinstall With Same UUID
    6.1.4 IPv6 Updates On Some Microsoft Windows Guests Do Not Reflect in Oracle VM Manager
    6.1.5 Incorrect Text Color After Acknowledging VM Errors
    6.1.6 Unable to Copy Text or Take Screen Shots of Error Dialogs
    6.1.7 Safari Web Browser on Windows is not Supported
    6.1.8 Internet Explorer 11 Web Browser is not Supported
    6.1.9 Data Model Refreshes in the User Interface
    6.1.10 Object Lock Prevents Some Operations
    6.1.11 Aborting Some Jobs can Lead to Inconsistencies Between Oracle VM Manager and an Oracle VM Server
    6.1.12 Unable to Configure NTP For All Servers
    6.1.13 The Edit VM Dialog Allows Editing of Maximum Memory for a Running Virtual Machine
    6.1.14 The Edit SAN Server Dialog Shows an Access Tab when Editing Fibre Channel Storage
    6.1.15 Cursor Not Displayed in Serial Console for SPARC Guest
    6.1.16 Non-US Keyboard Mappings Not Reliable in Virtual Machine Console
    6.1.17 Some x86 Specific Virtual Machine Parameters Are Modifiable for Guests Running On SPARC
    6.1.18 Installer Text for Solaris 10 is Unreadable in the Serial Console
    6.1.19 VLAN MTU is Not Set To Base Port Default When DHCP Configuration Fails
    6.1.20 Use the Hide Message and Log Message Tools To Hide Sensitive Information When Sending VM Messages
    6.2 Oracle VM Servers and Server Pools
    6.2.1 (x86 Only) UEFI Mode Not Supported for Oracle VM Server
    6.2.2 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Does Not Boot if Installed on a Multipath SAN Disk Greater Than 2.2 TB in Size
    6.2.3 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Goes To Black Screen After Running /sbin/loader
    6.2.4 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Hangs Waiting for Hardware to Initialize
    6.2.5 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Hangs Examining Storage Devices For Large Number of LUNS
    6.2.6 (x86 Only) Benign Error Message During Install: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed
    6.2.7 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Upgrade From CDROM Not Supported For Releases Prior to 3.3
    6.2.8 (x86 Only) Many ISCSI or Fibre Channel LUNs Require More Server Memory
    6.2.9 Unable to Edit Virtual IP Field After A Server Pool is Created
    6.2.10 Clustered Server Pools in Mixed Platform Environments Require NFS Access Groups To Be Configured
    6.2.11 Server Kill Failure Leaves A Server In Stopping State
    6.2.12 (SPARC Only) Cluster Recovery May Fail When Using NFSv3 For Server Pool File System
    6.2.13 (x86 Only) Server BIOS Settings
    6.2.14 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Does Not Support crashkernel=auto Boot Parameter
    6.2.15 Kdump Core Collector Using Sparse Copy Fails
    6.2.16 Kdump Over Network Using a XEN Bridged Interface Fails
    6.2.17 Kdump Fails if Dump Location Changes
    6.2.18 Kdump Out of Memory For Servers With more than 1 TB of Memory
    6.2.19 Kdump Kernel Hangs Inserting the megaraid_sas Module
    6.2.20 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installation Fails on EUFI Partitioned Disk
    6.2.21 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installation on Sun Fire X4800
    6.2.22 (x86 Only) Installation of Oracle VM Server on some HP Server Hardware May Fail if Tape Drive is Attached
    6.2.23 (x86 Only) Wake On Lan (WOL) Fails if Oracle VM Servers on Different Subnets
    6.2.24 (x86 Only) Inconsistent Master Role Assignment after Cluster Failure
    6.2.25 (x86 Only) Sun Fire X4170 Server Not Fenced During Cluster Failure
    6.2.26 (x86 Only) Netconsole Error During Oracle VM Server Start-up, Unknown Error 524
    6.2.27 (x86 Only) ACPI Buffer Error After Installing Oracle VM Server
    6.2.28 (x86 Only) Radeon Ring Test Failed Error On Boot Resulting in Disabled GPU Acceleration
    6.2.29 NVMe Devices Not Supported
    6.2.30 DPM Fails To Power On Server When Threshold Reached
    6.2.31 Failed Server Evacuation Defined in DPM Policy Generates User Acknowledgeable Event
    6.2.32 Take Ownership of Oracle VM Server Fails with OVMRU_000009E Server Message
    6.2.33 (SPARC Only) Uninstall of Oracle VM Agent on an Oracle VM Server in a Clustered Server Pool Fails To Unconfigure Cluster
    6.3 Virtual Machines
    6.3.1 Oracle Linux 7 and RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 Not Supported For PV Guests
    6.3.2 (SPARC Only) Serial Console Hangs During Installation of Oracle Solaris 11 on Virtual Machine
    6.3.3 Editing Virtual Machine Configuration File Results in Unexpected Behavior
    6.3.4 Concurrent Template Operations May Fail Due to Lock Issue
    6.3.5 (SPARC Only) Wrong Error Message Returned When Importing A Template From An Incorrect URL
    6.3.6 Live Migration Fails but Oracle VM Manager Reports Running Virtual Machine on Target Oracle VM Server
    6.3.7 (x86 Only) Virtual Machine Fails to Restart On Another Server in the Cluster if ACPI is Enabled
    6.3.8 (x86 Only) Oracle Solaris 10 Virtual Machine May Hang During Shutdown
    6.3.9 (x86 Only) Virtual Machine Created with Network (PXE) Installation Does Proceed Beyond Pre Boot
    6.3.10 (x86 Only) Hardware Requirements for Hardware Virtualized Guests
    6.3.11 (x86 Only) Maximum Memory to Start a PVM Guest is 470 GB
    6.3.12 (x86 Only) 1 GB Huge Page Support On HVM Fails, 2 MB Pages Are Created Instead
    6.3.13 (x86 Only) Creating a PVM Guest Slow Using Local Storage
    6.3.14 (x86 Only) Virtual CDROM in PVHVM Guests not Initialized as IDE Device
    6.3.15 (x86 Only) Live Migration of a VM may be Affected by Guest Linux Kernel Version
    6.3.16 (x86 Only) Limitations for Hot-Changing Number of Virtual CPUs
    6.3.17 (x86 Only) Improving Mouse Pointer Control in Virtual Machine Console
    6.3.18 (x86 Only) Solaris 10 Kernel Panic on Some AMD Systems
    6.3.19 (x86 Only) Solaris 10 Release 8/11 Guest Hangs at Boot
    6.3.20 (x86 Only) Solaris 11/12 Guest With More Than 2 VCPUs Hangs at Boot
    6.3.21 (x86 Only) Solaris 11 Release 2011.11 Guest Hangs at Boot
    6.3.22 (x86 Only) Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 HVM Guests do Not Cleanly Shut Down
    6.3.23 (x86 Only) New Disks are not Automatically Detected in Windows 2008 Guests
    6.3.24 (SPARC Only) Sparse Copy for Virtual Disks Not Supported
    6.3.25 (SPARC Only) Memory Size Mismatch Between Virtual Machine and Oracle VM Manager After a Hot Add or Remove
    6.3.26 (SPARC Only) Need Actual Available Memory for Live Migration
    6.3.27 (SPARC Only) Dynamic Reconfiguration of Memory for a Virtual Machine is Disabled After Migration
    6.3.28 (x86 Only) Changing VM Type and Disabling Huge Pages at the Same Time Fails
    6.4 Networks
    6.4.1 (x86 Only) Network Card Limit in Virtual Machines
    6.4.2 (x86 Only) QLogic QLE8242 CNA Card is Not Supported On Oracle VM Server
    6.4.3 QLogic cLOM8214 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC Initializes with Link State Down
    6.4.4 Renaming of QLogic cLOM8214 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC is Incorrect
    6.4.5 (x86 Only) TPA disabled for Broadcom 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    6.4.6 (x86 Only) Broadcom BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet Does Not Support Jumbo Frames
    6.4.7 (x86 Only) Incorrect ARP Reply When Using Jumbo Frames
    6.4.8 (x86 Only) ARP Packet Checksum Errors
    6.4.9 (x86 Only) Changing Cluster Heartbeat Network Does Not Reflect New IP Address
    6.5 Storage
    6.5.1 NFSv4 Read/Write Delegation Not Supported
    6.5.2 (x86 Only) Unclean File System Causes Errors When Used as a Server Pool File System
    6.5.3 (SPARC Only) Agent Fails to Reconcile Multipath LUNS If Solaris I/O Multipathing is Disabled
    6.5.4 (x86 Only) Size of New LUN on Server is Incorrect If an Existing LUN Is Unmapped First
    6.5.5 (x86 Only) Remapping LUNs Causes Storage Refresh To Hang
    6.5.6 Refresh Servers Should Only Be Used For Non-Uniform Exports
    6.5.7 (x86 Only) LUNs Must Be Cleaned Prior to Storage Repository Creation
    6.5.8 NetApp ONTAP (8.2 c-mode) Operating System Does Not Work With Oracle VM
    6.5.9 (x86 Only) Black Listing of System Disks for Legacy LSI MegaRAID Controllers Not Supported
    6.5.10 (x86 Only) Blacklisting of System Disks for Multipathing Fails on HP Smart Array (CCISS) Disk Devices
    6.5.11 (x86 Only) HP Smart Array CCISS Disk Devices Are Not Supported For Creation of Local Storage Repositories
    6.5.12 Multi-homed NFS Shares Are Not Supported
    6.5.13 (x86 Only) Multipath SAN Boot with Single Path Causes Kernel Panic or File System to be Read-Only
    6.5.14 (x86 Only) Multiple Paths Used in Multipath Environments on Oracle Pillar Axiom Storage
    6.5.15 Refreshing a NAS-based File System Produces Invalid/Overlapping Exports
    6.5.17 Errors Occur when Storage Plug-in Versions Do Not Match Oracle VM Server Version
    6.5.18 (x86 Only) Shared OCFS2 Cluster File System on Virtual Disk Not Supported
    6.5.19 Virtual Disk Images Must Be Properly Aligned To The OCFS2 Block Size For Performance
    6.6 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface
    6.6.1 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface Backspace Key
    6.6.2 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface create repositoryexport Command Offers Non-Configurable Option
    6.6.3 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface create vmclonestorageMapping Allows THIN_CLONE cloneType On NFS
    6.6.4 No Default Value Set For Access Port When Using create storagearray
    6.7 Miscellaneous
    6.7.1 During Upgrade Other Users Must Not Be Logged Into the Oracle VM Manager Host
    6.7.2 Temporary Files Must Be Manually Deleted After Upgrade of Oracle VM Manager
    6.7.3 Jobs and Some Events Are Not Inherited After Upgrade
    6.7.4 The P2V Conversion Utility is Not Available on the Oracle VM Server ISO
    6.7.5 Unicode is Not Supported in Assemblies
    6.7.6 XML Tags in Object Names and Description Cause Errors When Using the REST WS-API With XML
    6.7.7 Untagged VLAN Interface Missing After Upgrade of Oracle VM Manager


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In this Document
 What's New in Oracle VM?
 Notable Bug Fixes
 Supported Guest Operating Systems
 Configuration Limits
 Known Limitations and Workarounds
 6.1 Oracle VM Manager User Interface
 6.2 Oracle VM Servers and Server Pools
 6.3 Virtual Machines
 6.4 Networks
 6.5 Storage
 6.6 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface
 6.7 Miscellaneous

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