Automating Virtualized Oracle Deployments Part I

posted July 31, 2014, 8:19 AM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

It seems to be universally true in IT that any tool that promises to simplify and improve our lives comes with a boatload of associated complexity if one wants to leverage the advanced features. That’s certainly…

Windows Operating Systems Utilities for the DBA

posted July 25, 2014, 2:12 AM by

David Woodard, COO and Principal Architect

In a prior post, I discussed some Unix tools that are available that can help the DBA with managing an Oracle database. This time around I am going to look at some tools for…

Networking and Jumbo Frames

posted July 17, 2014, 11:00 AM by

Mike Stone (@HoBMStone), CIO & Principal Architect

In our travels helping customers design and tune systems for running Oracle workloads, we often recommend the use of Jumbo Frames at the network layer. Wikipedia has a nice summary of Jumbo Frames…

VMFS vs. RDM Part 1

posted July 3, 2014, 1:58 AM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

Update: With vSphere 6 and the introduction of VVols, I thought it was time to write part 2 of this blog, and you can find it here.

My next few blog posts will feature VMFS, In-guest,…