Run Oracle linux and Oracle VM on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers utilizing custom solutions engineering

Run Oracle linux and Oracle VM on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers utilizing custom solutions engineering

DellEMC has been building and researching certified and tested Oracle platform solutions for over 20 years, with leadership in x86 technologies and clustered implementations. Over the years, our own internal usage of Oracle database and application software has translated that relationship into significant benefits for our customers. Technical certification is a foregone conclusion, with Dell servers listed on the Oracle Hardware Certification Lists (HCL) and on the Oracle Validated Configurations list (VC) that are all qualified to run Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. But certification goes far beyond these base levels. Dell offers Tested and Validated solutions for other operating environments, with complete guidance for deployment and configuration. These qualifications serve as a reassurance to customers that their configuration has been tested and is enterprise-ready.

Oracle’s latest server virtualization product, delivers many important new features and enhancements to enable rapid enterprise application deployment throughout public and private cloud infrastructure. The new release continues expanding support for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads - providing customers and partners with additional choices and interoperability - including the capability to enable OpenStack support.

Below are the Links where you find the DellEMC Hardware specifications which are certified and published by Oracle.
OVM 3.4.4 support for DellEMC PowerEdge 14G server.

Dell EMC’s new PowerEdge 14G servers are highly scalable and performance optimized so they are a good fit for both traditional and cloud-native workloads. The new PowerEdge servers feature automation to increase productivity and simplify lifecycle management. PowerEdge users can use Quick Sync 2 to manage the servers through mobile devices (Android and iOS).

OVM 3.4.4 on PowerEdge 14G servers will be validated and certified with the hardware specifications and the same is performed by the Custom Solutions Engineering, DellEMC team which validates and certifies OVM & OVS.

OVM 3.4.4 supports PowerEdge Raid Controller 9, (PERC 9) on PowerEdge 14G Servers but not PERC 10. Installing OVM 3.4.4 on DellEMC PowerEdge 14G requires updating to the most recent kernel after which you may encounter the following errors:
  • Unable to find the storage devices during the installation as the PERC 10 driver is not associated with the OVM 3.4.4 kernel
  • It is to be noted that upgrading the OVM kernel with the other OL versions like OL5 will result in Kernel Panic.
OVM Kernel
Figure 1: OVM Kernel
Dell’s Custom Solutions Engineering can install the drivers and certify the Operating System. Please contact your account team to start the process.

To learn more about Dell Custom Solutions Engineering visit

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Article ID: SLN311287

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 02:58 AM

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