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Oracle Announces VM Server for x86 2.2 Release

Oracle has announced a new version of its x86 enterprise virtualization solution.  This release introduces the following new features:

  • Expand the guest OS support to include Oracle Linux 6.x and Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS. For a complete list of guest OS support, please refer to the Oracle VM server x86 release note.
  • The VMPInfo system information and cluster troubleshooting utility is provided with this release. Additional information on VMPInfo is also available in the following My Oracle Support Notes:
    • 1263293.1 Post-installation check list for new Oracle VM Server
    • 1290587.1 Performing Site Reviews and Cluster Troubleshooting with VMPInfo
  • A new storage repository option to provide NFS mount options when creating a storage repository. For more information on this new parameter, see Oracle VM Server User Guide "Adding a Storage Repository".
  • Updated OCFS2 cluster file system, libdhcp, device drivers. See details and additional enhancements at Oracle VM Server User Guide: New Features in Release 2.2.2.

The Oracle VM Server for x86 ISO image is available for download at Oracle's E-Delivery site. If you've subscribed to Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), you can simply run up2date command to update the server. Please refer to Oracle VM Upgrade Guide: Upgrading Oracle VM Server. There's no change to Oracle VM Manager, which remains at 2.2.0 with the patch 2.2-16.

Published Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:16 AM by David Marshall
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