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Xen and Oracle : what's the status?


I see from note 1426182 that Xen is not supported for running oracle databases...since we plan to build a 4 nodes cluster on Xen (Sles 11) and oracle is our target db per company policies this looks like a show-stopper

What I don't understand is why VMware managed to get oracle support (althought restricted) and Xen not (I believe oracle vm is running on top of Xen...right)?

Are there any plans for having Xen certified for oracle ?

Thanks and regards


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    Sep 02, 2010 at 09:03 AM

    Hi Michele,

    you have correctly pointed out that the technology in the product "Oracle VM" is Xen. So there are obviously no visible technical issues with Oracle on Xen technology. Therefore I assume that there are other reasons why Oracle does not certify Xen in general. You might have to ask Oracle about their reasons.


    PS: If you check the Oracle on VMware certification for SAP carefully, it still says that in case of issues Oracle can demand to have the issue reproduced on native hardware....

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