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Oracle VM: How to Check whether Your Hardware is Capable of Full Virtualization (Doc ID 468463.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 22-Oct-2013***

Goal

You have installed OracleVM Server on your hardware and you would like to check whether the configuration will support fully virtualized guest installations (domains). The term "Full Virtualization" is synonymous with "Hardware virtualized machine". From Oracle® VM Server User's Guide - Glossary:

A virtual machine with an unmodified guest operating system. It is not recompiled for the virtual environment. There may be substantial performance penalties running as a hardware virtualized guest. Enables Microsoft Windows™ operating system to be run, and legacy operating systems. Hardware virtualization is only available on Intel VT or AMD SVM CPUs.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Checking and Setting up the BIOS for Virtualization Support
 Checking the CPUs for Virtualization Support for Oracle VM 2.1.X and UP
 Checking the CPUs for Virtualization Support for Oracle VM 2.2.x and 3.x
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