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Oracle VM 3.x: Import of VMware Oracle Linux 6 Guest conversion from HVM to PVHVM (Doc ID 2033007.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Reviewing currency on 4th.July 2018


During OS installation,  modern Linux Kernels can detect the virtualization environment and use the appropriate driver.
e.g. PV driver will be used on Oracle VM, while fully virtualized driver will be used on VMware.

If a Guest is migrated from VMware to Oracle VM, the driver will remain unchanged. Such VM's  may face some issues:
Most commonly, we have seen there will be duplicate hard disks:



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