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Oracle VM 3.x: Oracle Linux 6 guest VM conversion from PVM to HVM+PV (Doc ID 2228594.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2023

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.2.1 to 3.4.6 [Release OVM32 to OVM34]
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.0.1 to 2.3.4 [Release 2.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This article is intended for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux System Administrators.

The following procedure describes how to reconfigure an existing Oracle VM 3.x Oracle Linux 6 (OL6) guest Virtual Machine (VM) from Paravirtualised (PVM) to Hardware Virtualised with Paravirtualised Drivers (HVM+PV).
The conversion requires modification to the guest itself, as well as to the Oracle VM guest configuration.
All changes to the Oracle VM guest configuration file (vm.cfg) should solely be performed via Oracle VM Manager.
Users are strongly advised against manual modification of Oracle VM Server and guest configuration files.

The article is applicable to:

Oracle VM 3.x
Oracle Linux 6 guest Virtual Machines (VMs)


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 PVM to HVM+PV Conversion

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