Interesting Tim ,
But I don't get why the team told you not yet while the link in your
friend's document (see link below) explains how to hard partition on Oracle
linux based KVM hosts. Does it mean that the licensing offer didn't
align/adjust yet to that feature ?
- Oracle Linux KVM or Oracle VM Server may be used as hard
partitioning technology only as described in the following documents:
Oracle Linux KVM, only if specific cores are allocated per the following
I also read that live migration of core pinned (hard partitioned ) vms
wouldn't be permitted . I wish they could allow for trusted partitioning
(one day) through KVM on OL .. That would be a deal maker for a lot of
On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:58 PM Tim Hall <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Forgot to finish a sentence above (patch distractions)...
They've supported KVM as part of Oracle Linux for ages, because it's part
of the upstream distribution (RHEL), but they didn't support Oracle
products running under KVM until recently. Likewise, I asked about hard
partitioning at OOW19 and was told not yet, watch this space. That
situation has been formalised in this policy now. Happy days... :)
I'll ping Wim and Avi a DM and see if the Oracle Linux team and put out a
blog post on this, just to make things clearer, without getting all wrapped
up in legal issues... :)
My understanding is they only support Oracle products under KVM, where the
base Linux installation running KVM is Oracle Linux. Hence Oracle Linux
KVM. They've supported KVM as part of Oracle Linux for ages, because it's
part of the upstream distribution
Similar to them only supporting Oracle products on Docker, if the host
server is running Oracle Linux, UEK and the container runtime supplied
through the Oracle repos etc.
On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:14 PM <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The intention is that it is read as 2. The answer to 1, as far as I know,
is No. Note that the document contains the famous disclaimer saying that it
doesn't *and cannot* form a part of any contract.
" This document is for educational purposes only and provides guidelines
regarding Oracle's policies in effect as of October 7, 2019. It may not be
incorporated into any contract and does not constitute a contract or a
commitment to any specific terms. Policies and this document are subject to
change without notice "
On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM Noveljic Nenad <
What does “Oracle Linux KVM” exactly mean:
1. there is some special KVM distribution for OL,
2. or the hard partitioning rules apply for KVM only when used on OL?
*From:* niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2019 17:32
*To:* Tim Hall <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Cc:* Noveljic Nenad <nenad.noveljic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; Oracle-L Freelists <
*Subject:* Re: Linux
Wow - that's up to date. Looks like it was changed on Friday!
Nit though. I strongly suspect that the reason they refer throughout to
Oracle Linux KVM is that they mean exactly that. Otherwise, they'd use KVM.
On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:44 PM Tim Hall <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
One more point about KVM, that a friend just posted on Twitter.
Oracle have now updated their hard-partitioning rules to include KVM.
On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 9:39 AM Noveljic Nenad <
First of all, thank you very much for your invaluable inputs. They have
definitely helped us to define our stack – we’ll start with OL7 and KVM.
I consolidated the received feedbacks below – this summary could,
perhaps, be helpful to someone else standing at the same junction.
OS: OL7 seems to be a general consensus.
What came up is that almost any virtualization software would work and
it’s, therefore, best to choose the product with the best in-house support.
Find below the pros and cons for different products:
+ positive experience
+ good support
– license costs
+ free of charge
+ some financial benefits when moving to Oracle Cloud
- unpredictable behavior
- lack of general knowledge
- bad support
- not strategic by Oracle, as it was replaced by KVM in the latest
+ free of charge
+ recommended by Oracle
- it doesn’t seem to be widely used with Oracle databases.
ACFS: There weren’t many feedbacks about ACFS, which might indicate that
this product isn’t widely used. It would be awesome, if more people could
share their experiences.
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