Part V Virtualization

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 28, Linux Containers describes how to use Linux Containers (LXC) to isolate applications and entire operating system images from the other processes that are running on a host system.

  • Chapter 29, Using KVM With Oracle Linux describes how to use an Oracle Linux system as a hypervisor with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and provides information on installing virtualization packages.


Information on using the Docker engine to manage containers and images under Oracle Linux is provided in Oracle® Linux: Oracle Container Runtime for Docker User's Guide.

Table of Contents

28 Linux Containers
28.1 About Linux Containers
28.1.1 Supported Oracle Linux Container Versions
28.2 Configuring Operating System Containers
28.2.1 Installing and Configuring the Software
28.2.2 Setting up the File System for the Containers
28.2.3 Creating and Starting a Container
28.2.4 About the lxc-oracle Template Script
28.2.5 About Veth and Macvlan
28.2.6 Modifying a Container to Use Macvlan
28.3 Logging in to Containers
28.4 Creating Additional Containers
28.5 Monitoring and Shutting Down Containers
28.6 Starting a Command Inside a Running Container
28.7 Controlling Container Resources
28.8 Configuring ulimit Settings for an Oracle Linux Container
28.9 Configuring Kernel Parameter Settings for Oracle Linux Containers
28.10 Deleting Containers
28.11 Running Application Containers
28.12 For More Information About Linux Containers
29 Using KVM With Oracle Linux
29.1 Installing Virtualization Packages
29.1.1 About Virtualization Packages
29.1.2 Yum Repositories and ULN Channels for Virtualization Packages
29.1.3 Installing Virtualization Packages During at Installation Time
29.1.4 Installing Virtualization Packages on an Existing System
29.1.5 Upgrading Virtualization Packages
29.1.6 Checking the libvirt Daemon Status
29.2 Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows
29.2.1 Supported Releases, Operating Systems, and Configuration Limits
29.2.2 Installing the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows
29.2.3 Upgrading the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows
29.2.4 Silently Installing or Upgrading the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows
29.2.5 Uninstalling the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows
29.2.6 Known Limitations and Workarounds