Chapter 1 Getting Started with the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows

The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows improve performance for network and block (disk) devices on Microsoft Windows™ guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM.

The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows resolve common issues with Microsoft Windows guests, such as the following:

  • Shutting down the guest does not shut down gracefully. Instead, it is the equivalent of turning the power off. In this case, if you are using the virtual machine console, the console would immediately turn to black instead of showing the shut down process.

  • Restarting the virtual machine may display messages that the virtual machine was not properly shut down.

  • Restarting the virtual machine requires disk checks and verification.

Important

Oracle Support require you to install the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows before obtaining support for any issues on Microsoft Windows virtual machines.