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Oracle introduces new server virtualisation and management application

Oracle introduces new server virtualisation and management application

21 May 2012

Oracle VM Server for x86 Release 3.1 simplifies ease of use for virtualisation administrators. Oracle has introduced the new release of its server virtualisation and management application, Oracle VM Server for x86 Release 3.1, which the company says is designed to support application deployment and simplify data centre management from applications to disk.

The new platform is designed to simplify ease of use for virtualisation administrators and reduces deployment times, and includes new capabilities that improve storage availability, backup support and hardware compatibility, said the company.

The user interface of Oracle VM 3.1 Manager provides wizards for access to tasks, completion of workflows and for large-scale VM deployments in a Web browser interface.

Storage capabilities in the new application allow external NFS access to virtual machine storage for backup. iSCSI and Fibrechannel-based storage repositories can now be copied or moved from one cluster and to another, including across a wide area network, to facilitate availability and disaster recovery.

"With this new release, customers should find it significantly easier to manage their applications and virtual environments and at the same time lower their cost," said Coekaerts.

Oracle has validated its VM's Windows drivers (PV 3.0.1) and virtualisation implementation, as part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Vendor Program (SVVP).

The company has also announced three new pre-built, pre-configured Oracle VM Templates for the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Oracle PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.1 and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Oracle VM is integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, which are both included as part of an Oracle VM subscription, to provide a virtualisation and cloud application at a low cost, said the company.

Oracle Linux and Virtualization senior vice-president Wim Coekaerts said Oracle VM 3.1 introduces a number of user interface enhancements designed to improve ease of use for administrators, and storage related features that can increase flexibility when migrating Virtual Machine storage repositories.