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Oracle VM 3: How-to build an Oracle VM 3.3/3.4 SDK platform (Doc ID 2160955.1)

Last updated on JUNE 11, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.3.1 to 3.4.1 [Release OVM33 to OVM34]
Linux x86-64


Build an Oracle VM 3 SDK environment able to compile/setup 3rd party drivers and modules for UEK3 (for Oracle VM 3.3) or UEK4 (for Oracle VM 3.4) kernel installed. 

Solution reported below is compatible with all Oracle VM 3.3 and 3.4 releases like 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4 and 3.4.1.


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In this Document
 Identify Oracle VM Release and UEK kernel installed on Oracle VM Server that needs the 3rd party driver/module.
 Install desired Oracle VM release using standard ISO distributed and available on
 Create custom YUM configuration for your Oracle VM Release
 Oracle VM Server 3.3 SDK
 Oracle VM Server 3.4 SDK
 Install desired UEK Kernel release, based on informations collected on the source environment
 Reboot Oracle VM Server dom0 to restart with the desired kernel and compile your own 3rd party driver/module
 APPENDIX (A): Example of building a 3rd party module for Oracle VM Server.
 APPENDIX (B) : setup proxy configuration to have Oracle VM Server SDK host able to reach out

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