Engine Host Requirements

The following are the minimum system requirements for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager hosts.

  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 7
    Select Minimal Install as the base environment for the installation.

  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 1 or later

  • 64-bit dual-core CPU
    Recommended: 64-bit quad core or greater CPU

  • 4 GB RAM
    Recommended: 16 GB or greater

  • 1 network interface card (NIC) with bandwidth of at least 1 Gbps
    Recommended: 2 or more NICs with bandwidth of at least 1 Gbps

  • 25 GB local writable hard disk
    Recommended: 50 GB or greater

For information about x86-based servers that are certified for Oracle Linux with UEK, see the Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Virtualization.

For more details about system requirements and known issues with installation, see:


Oracle does not support Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager on systems where the ol7_preview, ol7_developer, ol7_developer_kvm_utils, or ol7_developer_EPEL repositories are enabled, or where software from these repositories is currently installed on the systems where the Manager will run. Even if you follow the instructions in this document, you may render your platform unsupported if these repositories or channels are enabled or software from these channels or repositories is installed on your system.