- Oracle VM installs directly on the empty hardware, not onto an existing full Linux host install. There is a very small Linux footprint, like the enterprise Xen system and similar to the top of the range VMware stuff.
- You can run the whole of it on a single box, but you only have a command line interface to configure the VMs. If you want the GUI manager you need to run a separate machine with some Oracle software installed on it (OC4J etc).
- It’s all open source and free, provided you don’t want support. If you want support you need to pay.
- Some benchmarks substantially out perform the top of the range VMware stuff, but these are probably never going to get published.
- It’s going to be available on Wednesday.
- It sounds cool. 🙂