Oracle Announces Latest Version of Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Oracle has announced Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1, a key component in Oracle's complete, integrated desktop to data center virtualization portfolio. Pre-installed on Oracle's SPARC T-series servers, Oracle VM Server for SPARC is a server virtualization solution that allows up to 128 virtual machines, or "domains," on one system, providing organizations increased flexibility and improved server utilization.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 delivers live migration capabilities to the SPARC T-series server family, including SPARC T3, UltraSPARC T2 Plus and UltraSPARC T2 based servers, allowing customers to quickly migrate running domains from one physical server to another, eliminating application outages and server downtime. In addition, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Virtualization Management Pack provides full lifecycle management of Oracle VM Server for SPARC.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 also  provides on-chip cryptographic accelerators that deliver secure, wire speed encryption capabilities for live migration - without any additional hardware investments; and dynamic resource management (DRM) between domains to ensure  that domains running the most important workloads get priority for CPU access over domains with less critical workloads.

"The addition of secure, live migration and the enhancements to network and CPU resource management in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 is an exciting milestone for our development teams and our customers," says Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "With these enhancements, customers can take advantage of an enterprise class virtualization solution that is fully integrated and optimized with the operating system and hardware to not only keep their datacenters performing efficiently and cost-effectively, but also to improve application service levels in even the most demanding environments."

More information is available about Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1.