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.
Oracle VM Server for x86 uses an administration tool called Oracle VM Manager that enables you to use a browser to do the following:
Provision and manage virtual machines
Arrange physical servers into pools
Apply resource management policies
Manage network and storage resources
Oracle VM Manager can also be used with Oracle VM Server for SPARC systems. For information about using the Oracle VM Manager with Oracle VM Server for SPARC, see the http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E35328_01/E35329/html/vmrns-sparc.html.
For more information about the Oracle VM Server for x86 product, see the Oracle VM Server for x86 documentation.