Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) – What it Can Do for You

posted May 21, 2014, 1:17 PM by

Tom Roehr, Senior Consultant

Introduced in Oracle Database 11G, Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) is a file-based repository that aids the DBA in identifying, diagnosing, and resolving problems. Oracle’s stated goals for ADR are:

 Providing first-failure diagnosis
 Allowing for problem prevention
 Limiting damage and…

vSphere Flash Read Cache

posted May 7, 2014, 9:19 AM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Server side solid-state devices are gaining popularity. New to ESXi 5.5, VMware has introduced a feature that provides server side read cache from local solid-state devices (SSDs).  These SSDs can be either PCIe flash cards or…