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Oracle VDI now mates with both Solaris and Linux

Jul 07, 2011, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"This is not trivial. Oracle VDI is not just a hypervisor that stores virtual PC images and runs them on server iron. It also includes a session-management layer (including a MySQL database to store PC configuration data and links to Active Directory or LDAP for user authentication) as well as Sun Ray session management and RDP client management software out on the desktop access layer. All three had to be ported to Oracle Linux, which is itself a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

"In addition to supporting Oracle Linux 5.5 on the host servers, Oracle is now supporting the latest releases of Solaris, Windows, and Linux as guest operating systems on virtual PC slices. In its announcement, Oracle gave a special shout-out to Canonical's Ubuntu 11.04, but clearly other Linuxes and a slew of Windows variants are supported, as well."

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