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|Introduction to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Virtualization Environments Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library|
Oracle VM Server for x86 is the x86 virtualization solution for simultaneously running multiple OS instances on a single machine. Oracle VM Server for x86 is based on the open source Xen project. The Oracle VM Server for x86 software supports a privileged domain (dom0) to manage guest domains and unprivileged guest domains (also called domUs) to run workloads. As with the Oracle VM Server for SPARC control domain, the dom0 domain permits the use of a small and efficient hypervisor and enhances availability. The Oracle VM Server for x86 software supports the running of the Oracle Solaris OS in guest domains. Oracle Solaris guest domains can use OS-level virtualization features, such as zones or resource management.
Oracle VM Server for x86 includes a browser-based administration tool called Oracle VM Manager. Use Oracle VM Manager to provision and manage virtual machines, physical server pools, and networks.
For more information about the Oracle VM Server for x86 product, see the Oracle VM Server for x86 documentation.