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VMFS vs. RDM vs. VVols – Part 2

posted February 9, 2018, 11:35 AM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog VMFS vs. RDM Part 1, and with the introduction of vSphere 6 and VVols (Virtual Volumes), I thought the time was right for Part 2. In part 2,…

Oracle Database Appliance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

posted January 20, 2018, 10:49 PM by

Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

This blog covers the experiences House of Brick consultants have had with the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) based on migrating to it, supporting it, and patching it. The title indicates our mixed feelings about this offering.
ODA’s…

Why We Virtualize – A Practical Example

posted January 5, 2018, 3:24 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

This summer I was involved with a large-scale datacenter move for one of our clients. Rather than maintaining their own datacenters, they utilize a co-location facility. The datacenter where their workloads were hosted was…

Troubleshooting VMware Workstation at 100% CPU

posted November 30, 2017, 2:51 PM by

by Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect

Here at House of Brick, virtualization is near and dear to our hearts, we heavily utilize VMware Workstation to create secure client access, create labs to test new features, etc.

This is a great product,…

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…

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…

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