Oracle Updates Oracle VM 3.3

Server virtualization solution from Ellison and company improves on the management end and on the OpenStack operability end.

Oracle has made an update to its Oracle VM server virtualization software. Version 3.3 comes mainly with improvements within its management tools as well as improvements in its support for OpenStack.

According to a press release, improvements include support for Oracle and non-Oracle workloads on other guest operating systems: Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows. Oracle says it developed paravirtualization drivers for working with Windows workloads that have passed Microsoft's Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program.

Another area is enhanced integration with the Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, which allows for use with Oracle Linux and Oracle engineered systems used in enterprise-scalable environments.

Oracle VM Manager itself has a bevy of improvements in this update: a VM console that conforms to HTML 5, support for REST and SOAP web APIs, and simplified VLAN support definition. Security has also been streamlined so that it reduces number of ports needed, as well as now using certificate-based authentication. Oracle VM Manager also comes bundled with MySQL Enterprise, used for automated database backup and database object consistency checking.

The last major release was version 3.0 back in 2011.

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