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The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part II

posted June 1, 2020, 9:26 AM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), Chief Evangelist

Part II: Four Operational Best Practices

In this post, we discuss four RAC operational best practices for shops that have either strategically selected RAC or have been compelled to adopt it.

RAC operational best practices include:

Understand…

The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part I

posted May 8, 2020, 3:58 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), Chief Evangelist

Part I: Four Criteria for Introducing or Keeping RAC

VMware vSphere High Availability can provide significant levels of high availability for many workloads. VMware HA does so without the complexity, fragility, or cost of Oracle Real…

ESXi and Memory Overhead

posted January 29, 2020, 11:24 AM by

by Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

Note: It is assumed that the audience for this document already understands how VMware manages memory for all of the VMs running on each ESXi host.

One of the great advantages of VMware is the ability…

Oracle RAC on VMware – Beware Oversubscription

posted November 27, 2019, 3:17 PM by

by Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

At House of Brick, we’ve been virtualizing Oracle RAC on VMware for over twelve years. The technology is reliable. Of course, prerequisites and best practices exist in a virtual deployment, just like they do with…

Oracle and VMware Announce Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

posted September 16, 2019, 9:03 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

Today at Oracle Open World, Larry Ellison announced what a simulcast VMware blog calls Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS). I’m thinking Larry announced OVM’s deprecation. But we’ll get to that later. Here’s what…

Natural Opportunities to Accelerate Re-Architecture

posted August 6, 2019, 1:11 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

This topic reminds me of a session at VMworld 2006. At the last minute, VMware delayed VMworld to November and moved it from San Francisco’s Moscone West Hall to the Los Angeles Convention…

Oracle ASM on vSphere VMFS

posted June 14, 2019, 2:58 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

DBAs often ask me about the different layers involved when presenting storage to Oracle ASM on VMware. In the image below, we have diagrammed all the layers involved in presenting storage to ASM. Starting from…

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