Factors to Consider While Selecting Hardware for Oracle VM

While choosing hardware for Oracle VM environments, many factors have to be considered in order to choose the best hardware architecture to make your Oracle Cloud project a success. The important factors to consider are the CPU, RAM and storage requirements; you will also need to consider hardware vendor certification, type of internal hard drives, etc.
Vendor certification
The server hardware must be jointly supported by the hardware vendor and Oracle. Only jointly supported hardware product receives vendor support when problems occur and service tickets are created.
Server hardware will be ordered with two socket Intel or AMD multiple-core CPUs for small and medium workloads and four socket multiple-core CPUs for large CPU-bound workloads. The maximum number of CPU cores or threads an Oracle VM server can support is 160. Oracle VM server maps a virtual CPU to a hardware thread on a CPU core in a CPU socket. …