1.1 Overview of the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows

The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows provide a performance boost for network and block (disk) devices on Microsoft Windows™ guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM. If you do not use the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows, you may experience issues such as:

Installing the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows in your Windows guest fixes all these issues. It is a requirement for Oracle Support that you install these drivers to obtain support on any issues you may have running your Windows virtual machines.

Download the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows from:

http://edelivery.oracle.com/oraclevm

The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows are included with the Oracle VM media pack. The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer installs paravirtualized drivers for block (disk) and network devices.

This document gives information on using the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows included with the Oracle VM media pack. At the time of writing, the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows release number is Release 3.2.2. These drivers are for use with Oracle VM Release 3.x.