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Oracle VM General Frequently Asked Questions (Doc ID 464756.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


This document is to provide the answers to frequently asked questions for Oracle VM from a general perspective. For technical FAQ please see <Note 467664.1>.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 General Overview
 Q: What is Oracle Announcing?
 Q: What is Oracle VM?
 Q: Why is Oracle offering Oracle VM?
 Q: Which industry vendors certify Oracle VM?
 Q: What does Oracle deliver with Oracle VM Support?
 Q: Who can use Oracle VM?
 Pricing and Licensing
 Q: How much do customers pay for Oracle VM support from Oracle?
 Q: How are Oracle products priced and licensed for use with Oracle VM?
 Q: Does Oracle indemnify users against intellectual property infringement claims?
 Features and Benefits
 Q: What are some of the benefits of Oracle VM?
 Q: What are some of the technical benefits of Oracle VM?
 Q: How is Oracle VM three times more efficient than existing x86 server virtualization products?
 Q: How is Oracle On Demand benefiting from Oracle VM?
 Technical Details
 Q: Which Oracle products are certified with Oracle VM?
 Q: How do customers manage their Oracle VM environment?
 Q: Is Oracle VM available for download?
 Q: What is the difference between Oracle VM and the virtualization that comes bundled with Oracle Enterprise Linux?
 Q: Does Oracle VM require a host operating system?
 Q: What guest operating systems are certified with Oracle VM?
 Q: Which hardware is certified for Oracle VM?
 Q: Specifically what does "unmodified guest operating systems" mean?
 Q: Will the performance of Microsoft Windows running on Oracle VM be similar to the performance of Enterprise Linux running on Oracle VM?
 Support Details
 Q: Will Oracle support customers who are using Oracle products on other x86 server virtualization environments?
 Q: How do I get access to patches and updates?
 Q: What is Microsoft's support policy regarding Windows and Oracle VM?
 More Information
 Oracle VM Documentation

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