An Unusual Problem Starting Oracle Clusterware

posted July 20, 2017, 4:46 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

NOTE: The environment described below is SuSe 12/ Oracle RAC 12.1.02.

A few days ago we ran into a really strange problem at one of our sites. We were putting together a test system, and a…

vSphere 6 and Oracle RAC

posted July 14, 2017, 2:29 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Updated on 7/14/17

This week I decided to go back to update this blog. I wrote the blog last year to showcase the new vSphere 6 features for hot adding disks for RAC. The updated screenshots…

Snapshots with Availability Groups

posted June 21, 2017, 11:17 AM by

Shawn Meyers (@1dizzygoose), Principal Architect 

Recently during a discussion on patching of Availability Groups (AG), the topic of snapshots for virtual machines came up. If I have an AG running in a virtual environment, can I do a snapshot and…

Oracle’s Determined to Get You in its Cloud. You Game?

posted June 19, 2017, 2:21 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

On May 3, 2017, The Register reported “Massive Oracle sales re-org to accelerate cloud cash drive: On-prem product sales canned for Cloud Architects.” Now that Oracle’s fiscal year end is behind us, I’ll…

VMware Enterprise Licensing: Part 2 – Pro Tips

posted June 12, 2017, 4:51 PM by

Rob Wiens, Managing Director, Sequoia Enterprise Services

This is a guest blog post written by Rob Wiens, a former award winning VMware Account Executive and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sequoia Enterprise Services. Sequoia is a consulting firm specializing in…

Oracle Replication Using GoldenGate

posted May 24, 2017, 10:45 AM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

This is the fourth post in our four part series on Oracle GoldenGate replication. In this entry, we will add a third master instance into the replication. The third master instance will be Oracle,…

Replication from Oracle to PostgreSQL Using GoldenGate

posted May 17, 2017, 12:06 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

This is part three of a four-part post on Oracle Golden Gate replication. In part one, we configured Oracle Multi-Master replication with basic conflict management. In part two, we configured Oracle to MySQL replication using…

Replication from Oracle to MySQL Using GoldenGate

posted May 11, 2017, 12:58 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

This is the second part of a four part series on Oracle GoldenGate. In part one, we set up Oracle bi-directional (multi-master) replication with basic conflict resolution. In this article, part two, we will configure…