2.1.1. Hardware Requirements

This release of Oracle VM supports x86_64 host hardware only. Oracle VM requires a 64-bit processor.

For hardware virtualized (unmodified) guest operating systems (for example, Microsoft Windows), a CPU with hardware virtualization support is required. This feature may also need to be enabled in the BIOS. Please refer to your processor documentation for information on whether your processor supports hardware virtualization and how to enable it in the BIOS.

A dual core CPU or multiple CPUs are recommended to run multiple guests.

The minimum memory requirement is 1GB RAM, although it is recommended you have a computer with at least 2GB RAM. Guest memory requirements vary for each guest operating system. You should perform your own memory sizing for guest operating systems.