My Oracle Support Banner

Oracle VM: What VM Guest Configuration (HVM, PVM, HVM+PV) Gives The Best Performance? (Doc ID 2115397.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle VM guests can be configured using a variety of virtualization methods: HVM (fully-virtualized machine), PVM (partially-virtualized machin), HVM+PV (fully-virtualized machine with PV drivers).  Which method gives the best performance?


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document
 Getting Started
 Intel® Processors
 How To Choose The Technique

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.