The Oracle Linux KVM feature provides a set of modules that enable the Oracle Linux kernel to be used as a hypervisor. Oracle Linux KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V) and Arm architecture. It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko.
Server virtualization with is supported on any Intel VT, AMD-V, or ARM server that is certified for Oracle Linux 7 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 5 (v4.14.35-1902 or later), Oracle Linux 7 with UEK Release 6, or Oracle Linux 8 with UEK Release 6. Users can configure KVM from a base Oracle Linux installation. Oracle Linux KVM includes support for Intel VT-x and VT-d hardware extensions along with Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) for AMD-V enabled processors.