Oracle® VM

Release Notes for 3.4.5

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November 2018

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Installing and Upgrading Oracle VM
3 What's New in Oracle VM?
3.1 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.4.5?
3.2 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.4.4?
3.3 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.4.3?
3.4 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.4.2?
3.5 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.4.1?
3.6 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.3.5?
3.7 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.3.4?
3.8 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.3.3?
3.9 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.3.2?
3.10 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.3.1?
3.11 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.2.1?
3.12 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.1.1?
3.13 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.0.3?
3.14 What's New in Oracle VM Release 3.0.2?
4 Notable Bug Fixes
4.1 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.4.5
4.2 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.4.4
4.3 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.4.3
4.4 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.4.2
4.5 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.4.1
4.6 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.3.5
4.7 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.3.4
4.8 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.3.3
4.9 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.3.2
4.10 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.3.1
4.11 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.2.1
4.12 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.1.1
4.13 Bug Fixes in Oracle VM 3.0.3
5 Supported Guest Operating Systems
5.1 Oracle VM Server for x86 Supported Guest Operating Systems
5.2 Oracle VM Server for SPARC Supported Guest Operating Systems
6 Oracle VM Manager Support for Previous Oracle VM Server Releases
7 Configuration Limits for Release 3.4
8 Deprecated and Removed Oracle VM Features
9 Known Limitations and Workarounds
9.1 Integration Between Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle VM Manager
9.2 Cannot Re-install Oracle VM Server Across Multiple Disks or LUNs using a Kickstart Configuration
9.3 Oracle VM Server Installation Hangs with RAID10 Boot Partition
9.4 Cannot Retrieve Information for File System Mounted on Invalid Mount Point
9.5 Cannot Configure the Oracle Solaris Support Repository using the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface
9.6 Backup Failure for the MySQL Database Repository
9.7 Unable to Login into the Oracle VM Web Services API
9.8 Incorrect PVM Migration Error Message Displayed when Secure VM Migration Enabled
9.9 Default VM Start Policy Is Different in Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface and Oracle VM Manager Web Interface
9.10 Virtual Machine Fails to Boot with kexec
9.11 Missing Physical Disk Warning for Oracle VM Server Instance After Upgrading Oracle VM Manager
9.12 Suspend Error During Storage Live Migration
9.13 Cannot Change Memory Configuration of Running PVHVM Guests Based on CentOS 6
9.14 PVHVM Guests Based on CentOS 5 Do Not Start Successfully After Conversion from PVM
9.15 PVM Guests Based on CentOS 5 Do Not Start Successfully After Conversion from PVHVM
9.16 Guests Based on CentOS 5.11 Start with the Maximum Memory Configuration
9.17 Guests Based on CentOS 5 Display Incorrect Number of VNICs
9.18 Live Migrating Oracle Solaris Guests to Oracle VM Server Release 3.4.4 or Later Results in Guest Reboot
9.19 Cannot Remove Software RAID Devices from Oracle VM Manager
9.20 VNICs Deleted When Editing Virtual Machine
9.21 Enable High Availability Option is Disabled Due to Restart Option
9.22 Cannot Upgrade Oracle VM Manager Due to Presence of Temporary Files
9.23 Job List Excel Spreadsheet Name Contains Unexpected Characters
9.24 Oracle Linux 6 HVM Guest Virtual Machine with Hard Disk of 2TiB in Size Hangs on Boot
9.25 Kernel Panic when Assigning More Than 32 virtual CPUs to Oracle Linux 32-bit PVM Guests
9.26 Live Migration of Guest Virtual Machine Fails Due to Linux Kernel Version
9.27 PVHVM Guest Boot Delayed by Xen Balloon Driver
9.28 Oracle VM Server Cannot Boot from Software RAID Devices with Disks that are 2TB or Larger
9.29 Oracle VM Server Does Not Boot After Installation to LUN Targets Larger Than 2TB
9.30 Oracle VM Server Boot Delay and I/O Error Messages with Oracle ZFS Storage Array
9.31 FIPS Integrity Error Message for SSH Connections from Oracle VM Server
9.32 Incorrect MAC Address Displayed for Bond Port
9.33 Kernel Panic when Booting Guest Virtual Machine with 100 or more Virtual Disks
9.34 Different Default Values for the serverAffinityType when Creating Anti-Affinity Groups
9.35 Performance Impact when Less than 8 CPUs Configured for dom0
9.36 Upgrading Oracle VM Server from Release 3.2.10 to 3.3.4 and then to 3.4.2 fails
9.37 Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is enabled on Oracle VM Server Release 3.4.1
9.38 Btrfs Root File System Not Supported on PVM Guest Virtual Machines
9.39 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 and Later Not Supported For PVM Guest Virtual Machines
9.40 Cannot Connect to the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface with Microsoft Internet Explorer
9.41 The Virtual Machine Console Window in the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface Opens in the Background when using Microsoft Internet Explorer
9.42 Inconsistent Value for SPARC Domain Type
9.43 Integer Only Values for the statValue Option
9.44 Aborting a Server Discovery Operation Results in Server Listed with an Unknown Operational State
9.45 Automatic Discovery Operations can Conflict with Server Configuration Operations
9.46 Solaris 11 x86 Virtual Machine Disk Type Can Cause Kernel Panic on Boot
9.47 Solaris 10 x86 Virtual Machine Installation Fails To Boot
9.48 Oracle Linux 7 Virtual Machines Imported from a VirtualBox Virtual Appliance Do Not Start on Oracle VM
9.49 (x86 Only) IOStat Stays at 100% Util for Oracle Linux Virtual Machines After a Storage Migration
9.50 Serial Console Does Not Respond for Oracle Linux 7 HVM Virtual Machines
9.51 Error When Attaching CD-ROM Drives to Running HVM Virtual Machines
9.52 Deleting Bond Ports for VLANIF Interfaces Deletes the VLANIF
9.53 (SPARC Only) NFSv4 Delegation Interferes with Cluster Heartbeat, Using NFSv3 Results in RPC Error PROGRAM/VERSION MISMATCH
9.54 Cannot Import OVF Files into Oracle VirtualBox
9.55 Oracle VM Manager Cannot Receive Messages from SPARC Virtual Machines
9.56 Cannot Boot Oracle VM Server Installed on an HP DL380 Gen9 Server in UEFI mode
9.57 (x86 Only) Cannot Boot Oracle VM Server with Broadcom 57840S CNA Card After PXE Install
9.58 Changing to Dynamic Mode IP Address Assignment Does Not Rollback if the Server is Unable to Obtain an IP Address
9.59 Drag and Drop from Blank Space of Object
9.60 Error When Using the Administrator Tool in Parallel
9.61 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface TCP Port Conflicts With Port Reserved for NDMP
9.62 When A Virtual Machine Using A Shared Virtual Disk Is Moved To Another Repository, The Shared Virtual Disk Is Cloned
9.63 Unable to Remove a Storage Array if a File System Exists on a LUN
9.64 Cluster Failure After An Offline Server is Removed From the Cluster While Another Cluster Member is Offline
9.65 LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 is not supported on Oracle VM Server
9.66 (SPARC Only) Hot-added CD-ROM Device is Detected As Hard Disk
9.67 Fibre Channel LUNs Missing From Oracle VM Manager After Refresh
9.68 (SPARC Only) Size of Physical Disk in Oracle VM Manager Incorrect When LUN Size is Decreased on Storage Array
9.69 The Apparent Size of a Repository in Oracle VM Manager Web Interface Does Not Update Automatically
9.70 Virtual Disks Do Not Display on Solaris 10 Guests
9.71 Oracle Linux 5 Virtual Machines Converted from Physical Hosts Do Not Boot
9.72 SSL Exception in AdminServer Log File
9.73 Oracle VM Servers in a Server Pool Must Be at the Same Minor Version
9.74 Oracle VM Manager Displays Incorrect Details for ZFS Storage Appliances After Cluster Failover
9.75 Oracle VM Server Upgrade Not Possible with NetApp Storage plug-in
9.76 Oracle VM Manager Web Interface Incorrectly Displays Oracle VM Server Upgrade Required
9.77 The Oracle VM Manager Silent Install Option Using A YAML Configuration File Is Deprecated
9.78 Aborting An Oracle VM Server Upgrade Initiated By The Script May Result In Inconsistent Reporting on Upgrade Status
9.79 Kdump On Oracle VM Server Only Supports Dump Levels 0 and 1
9.80 Network Receive Statistics For A Virtual Machine Are Invalid And Set To -1
9.81 CPU Affinity After Live Migration of Virtual Machine on Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) Systems
9.82 Virtual Machines Based on Oracle Solaris 11 Do Not Boot
9.83 Changing Domain Type from Xen HVM to Xen HVM PV Drivers Causes Informational Messages in AdminServer.log
9.84 Single-Stream TCP Throughput is Degraded for Guest Virtual Machines Running UEK Release 4
9.85 Error Partitioning Caused by Disk Label or Format in UEFI Mode
9.86 Kernel Panic when Booting Guest Virtual Machine with Oracle Solaris 11.2
9.87 Oracle VM Manager Web Interface Goes to Blank Screen with Mozilla Firefox on a Linux System
9.88 HugePages Deprecated for PVM Guests as of Oracle VM Release 3.4.1
9.89 HugePages Does Not Display as Selected in Oracle VM Manager Web Interface
9.90 Kdump Service Hangs at Discovery of FCoE Device with Broadcom CNA on HP Servers
9.91 Do Not Discover Oracle VM Servers Earlier than Release 3.2.10
9.92 (SPARC Only) Cannot Export Virtual Appliance with Physical Disk Access
9.93 (SPARC Only) MTU Resets to the Default of 1500 After Server Power Off
9.94 Oracle VM Server Installer Fails When Modifying Swap Partitions
9.95 Kernel Startup is Slow after Upgrading to UEK4 on PVHVM Guests
9.96 Cannot Enable High Availability (HA) for Virtual Machines with HugePages
9.97 Kdump is Not Supported on FCoE SANs
9.98 Cannot Edit Running Virtual Machines with HugePages and HA Enabled
9.99 Import URL Cannot Exceed Maximum Character Length
9.100 Performance Impact for Fewer than 8 CPUs Configured for dom0
9.101 Migration of PVHVM Guest Virtual Machines may be Affected by Linux Kernel Version
9.102 SR-IOV Is Not a Supported Feature
9.103 Oracle VM Manager Upgrade Does Not Restore External Authentication Provider
9.104 Limit of 3 Virtual Machine Console Windows with Microsoft Internet Explorer
9.105 Virtual Machine Migration Job Loop During Oracle VM Upgrade
9.106 The kdump Service Cannot Mount the Root Partition if Zone Connection to EMC Storage Array
9.107 Oracle VM Server Hangs During Upgrade if Boot Partition Not Large Enough
9.108 GRO Must Be Disabled After an Upgrade When Routing/Bridging with IXGBE Driver
9.109 Change in Variable Name for the eventGetTypes SOAP Call using Oracle VM Web Services API
9.110 Restart Virtual Machines After Upgrade
9.111 LRO Setting Bridge Interface
9.112 Disable Transitional Update Repository
9.113 (X86 Only) SWIOTLB Buffer Errors When Using Jumbo Frames on Oracle VM Server
9.114 Operation Transactions
9.115 One Instance of Oracle VM Manager Web Interface Per Browser Session
9.116 IPv6 Updates On Some Microsoft Windows Guests Do Not Reflect in Oracle VM Manager
9.117 Incorrect Text Color After Acknowledging VM Errors
9.118 Unable to Copy Text or Take Screen Shots of Error Dialogs
9.119 Safari Web Browser on Windows is not Supported
9.120 Object Lock Prevents Some Operations
9.121 Unable to Configure NTP For All Servers
9.122 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Goes To Black Screen After Running /sbin/loader
9.123 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Hangs Waiting for Hardware to Initialize
9.124 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Hangs Examining Storage Devices For Large Number of LUNS
9.125 (x86 Only) Benign Error Message During Install: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed
9.126 (x86 Only) Cannot Use Installation Media to Upgrade Oracle VM Server if Earlier than Release 3.3.x
9.127 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Upgrade From ULN or Oracle Public Yum Repositories is Restricted to Servers That Do Not Use Non-Native Packages
9.128 (x86 Only) Many ISCSI or Fibre Channel LUNs Require More Server Memory
9.129 Clustered Server Pools in Mixed Platform Environments Require NFS Access Groups To Be Configured
9.130 (SPARC Only) Cluster Recovery May Fail When Using NFSv3 For Server Pool File System
9.131 (x86 Only) Server BIOS Settings
9.132 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Does Not Support crashkernel=auto Boot Parameter
9.133 Kdump Core Collector Using Sparse Copy Fails
9.134 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installation on Sun Fire X4800
9.135 (x86 Only) Installation of Oracle VM Server on some HP Server Hardware May Fail if Tape Drive is Attached
9.136 (x86 Only) Wake On Lan (WOL) Fails if Oracle VM Servers on Different Subnets
9.137 (x86 Only) Sun Fire X4170 Server Not Fenced During Cluster Failure
9.138 (x86 Only) Netconsole Unknown Error 524 During Oracle VM Server Start-up
9.139 (x86 Only) ACPI Buffer Error After Installing Oracle VM Server
9.140 Failed Server Evacuation Defined in DPM Policy Generates User Acknowledgeable Event
9.141 (SPARC Only) Serial Console Hangs During Installation of Oracle Solaris 11 on Virtual Machine
9.142 Editing Virtual Machine Configuration File Results in Unexpected Behavior
9.143 Concurrent Template Operations May Fail Due to Lock Issue
9.144 (SPARC Only) Wrong Error Message Returned When Importing A Template From An Incorrect URL
9.145 (x86 Only) Virtual Machine Fails to Restart On Another Server in the Cluster if ACPI is Enabled
9.146 (x86 Only) Oracle Solaris 10 Virtual Machine May Hang During Shutdown
9.147 (x86 Only) Virtual Machine Created with Network (PXE) Installation Does Proceed Beyond Pre Boot
9.148 (x86 Only) Maximum Memory to Start a PVM Guest is 470 GB
9.149 (x86 Only) Creating a PVM Guest Slow Using Local Storage
9.150 (x86 Only) Live Migration of a VM may be Affected by Guest Linux Kernel Version
9.151 (x86 Only) Improving Mouse Pointer Control in Virtual Machine Console
9.152 (x86 Only) Solaris 10 Kernel Panic on Some AMD Systems
9.153 (x86 Only) Solaris 10 Release 8/11 Guest Hangs at Boot
9.154 (x86 Only) Solaris 11 Guest With More Than 2 VCPUs Hangs at Boot
9.155 (x86 Only) Solaris 11 Release 2011.11 Guest Hangs at Boot
9.156 (x86 Only) Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 HVM Guests do Not Cleanly Shut Down
9.157 (SPARC Only) Need Actual Available Memory for Live Migration
9.158 (x86 Only) Network Card Limit in Virtual Machines
9.159 QLogic cLOM8214 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC Initializes with Link State Down
9.160 Renaming of QLogic cLOM8214 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC is Incorrect
9.161 (x86 Only) Incorrect ARP Reply When Using Jumbo Frames
9.162 (x86 Only) Changing Cluster Heartbeat Network Does Not Reflect New IP Address
9.163 NFSv4 Read/Write Delegation Not Supported
9.164 (x86 Only) Unclean File System Causes Errors When Used as a Server Pool File System
9.165 (SPARC Only) Agent Fails to Reconcile Multipath LUNS If Solaris I/O Multipathing is Disabled
9.166 (x86 Only) Size of New LUN on Server is Incorrect If an Existing LUN Is Unmapped First
9.167 (x86 Only) Remapping LUNs Causes Storage Refresh To Hang
9.168 (x86 Only) LUNs Must Be Cleaned Prior to Storage Repository Creation
9.169 NetApp ONTAP (8.2 c-mode) Operating System Does Not Work With Oracle VM
9.170 (x86 Only) Black Listing of System Disks for Legacy LSI MegaRAID Controllers Not Supported
9.171 (x86 Only) Blacklisting of System Disks for Multipathing Fails on HP Smart Array (CCISS) Disk Devices
9.172 (x86 Only) HP Smart Array CCISS Disk Devices Are Not Supported For Creation of Local Storage Repositories
9.173 (x86 Only) Multiple Paths Used in Multipath Environments on Oracle Pillar Axiom Storage
9.174 Refreshing a NAS-based File System Produces Invalid/Overlapping Exports
9.175 (x86 Only) Shared OCFS2 Cluster File System on Virtual Disk Not Supported
9.176 Virtual Disk Images Must Be Properly Aligned To The OCFS2 Block Size For Performance
9.177 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface Backspace Key
9.178 Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface Allows THIN_CLONE cloneType On NFS
9.179 Untagged VLAN Interface Missing After Upgrade of Oracle VM Manager
10 Additional Software for Oracle VM
10.1 Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows
10.2 Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins
10.3 Oracle VM Guest Additions
10.4 Oracle VM Utilities
10.5 Oracle OpenStack
10.6 Oracle Enterprise Manager
10.7 Third Party Software
11 Oracle VM Accessibility Features