03.04.2018

Oracle VM Server: supported guest systems

After the installation of


and

the next step is to install a guest. But which operating systems are supported on Oracle VM Server?
Let's look into the official Oracle documentation:
The list of supported operating systems can be found here.


Table 5.1 HVM-Supported Linux Guest Operating Systems
Guest Operating System
HVM 32-bit
HVM 64-bit
Oracle Linux Release 7.x
N/A
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 6.x
Yes
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 5.x
Yes
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 4.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
N/A
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 7.x
N/A
Yes
CentOS 6.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 5.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 4.x
Yes
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x
No
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 or later
No
Yes

Table 5.2 PVHVM-Supported Linux Guest Operating Systems
Guest Operating System
PVHVM 32-bit
PVHVM 64-bit
Oracle Linux Release 7.x
N/A
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 6.x
Yes
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 5.x
Yes
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 4.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
N/A
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 7.x
N/A
Yes
CentOS 6.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 5.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 4.x
Yes
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x
No
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 or later
No
Yes

Table 5.4 CPU Paravirtualized Supported Guest Operating Systems
Guest Operating System
Paravirtualized 32-bit
Paravirtualized 64-bit
Oracle Linux Release 7.x
No
No
Oracle Linux Release 6.x
Yes
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 5.x
Yes
Yes
Oracle Linux Release 4.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
No
No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 7.x
No
No
CentOS 6.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 5.x
Yes
Yes
CentOS 4.x
Yes
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x
No
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 or later
No
No

Table 5.5 Microsoft Windows Supported Guest Operating Systems
Guest Operating Systems
64-bit
32-bit
HVM
HVM with Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Yes
N/A
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Yes
N/A
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Yes
N/A
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Yes
N/A
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows 10
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows 8
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
Yes
Yes
Supported
Supported

These tables are valid for version 3.4 - that means you have to check the support matrix for each version seperatly.

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