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The goal of this program is to validate hardware with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, and to identify issues and configuration details that would impact customer deployments. Oracle developed the program to go far beyond the standard certification testing normally performed with operating systems. Hardware vendors participating in this program perform thorough testing of the hardware in real-world configurations with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

This is not a database certification. Oracle Database is a component of the environment because it is demanding on hardware resources (processor, memory, cache, storage, network) and the operating system, and well suited for this advanced level of testing. The validation program uses Oracle Database as a tool and hardware is not certified with Oracle Database as a result of the validation program.

For more information please see the program's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

OVM Configuration Summary
Validated Configuration Details
Publication Date31-AUG-12
Version1.0
Server PlatformDell PowerEdge R310
Storage ModelRamSan-810
Guest VMsOracle Database Single Instance on Oracle Linux 5 Update 7 x86_64 , Oracle Linux 4 Update 8 x86_64
Linux DistributionOracle VM Server 3.1.1 x86_64
Guest VM Configurations
Oracle recommends Paravirtualized guests
Server and Storage Platform Details
Server Model2 X Dell PowerEdge R310
Processors4 X Single Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3430 2.4GHz
Hardware Virtualization SupportYes
TypeVT-x
Memory8GB RAM
OnBoardStorage 250 GB SATA hard disk RPM <>K
Network/Interconnect2 X Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5716 Ethernet
HBA QLogic QLE2562 PCI-Express Dual Channel 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
MultipathDevice mapper multipath 0.4.9-23.100.25.el5
Storage ModelRamSan-810 , RamSan-630, RamSan-710, RamSan-720, RamSan-820
 
Switch Details
Switch ModelDell PowerConnect 5548
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.None
 
Switch ModelQLogic 5100 8Gb
Switch TypeFC Switch
Additional Info. Create one zone for each HBA port / FC storage port pair
 
Oracle VM Server Details
OSOracle VM Server 3.1.1 x86_64
Kernelkernel-uek-2.6.39-200.1.1.el5uek or higher
Xen Versionxen-4.1.2-18.el5.x86_64.rpm or higher
Additional InfoNone
 
Driver Modules
Driver ModuleNetwork driver module (bnx2)
Versionv2.1.11 or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle VM Server
 
Driver ModuleHBA driver module (qla2xxx)
Version8.03.07.12.39.0-k or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle VM Server
 
Miscellaneous
The oracle database files resides on ext3 created on raw lun vm disk.
 
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