Categories for Dave Welch, Oracle, VMware, vSphere

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 (#2)

posted December 23, 2014, 10:38 AM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs ), CEO

We thought that a great way to end the year would be to publish our top 3 most popular blog posts from 2014. I would like to share those with you — one each week…

VAAI – Storage Hardware Acceleration

posted October 23, 2014, 8:51 AM by

Mike Stone (@HoBMStone), CIO & Principal Architect

Scenario: Virtualized 8TB Data warehouse, daily ETL extending multiple GB/day.  Enterprise storage system with 4 dedicated controllers and 16 fiber paths configured for active/active.

Oracle is occasionally recording average I/O service times greater than…

Oracle Ksplice

posted October 8, 2014, 3:40 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

Oracle Ksplice (also referred to as uptrack or Ksplice uptrack) is a kernel patching tool for Linux that does not require a reboot after applying a patch.
“On July 21, 2011, Oracle announced that it has…

Managing Oracle Licensing in a Shared Storage Environment

posted October 3, 2014, 2:04 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO, Chief Evangelist and David Woodard, COO

About a year ago, some joint customers of Oracle, VMware, and House of Brick began to be informed they needed to purchase Oracle licenses for all nodes sharing storage.
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VMworld 2014 U.S. – Monday August 25

posted August 26, 2014, 10:38 AM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
Revised on September 2, 2014

For starters, I walked right out of the breakfast in disgust to grab a meal on the street. Until now, VMworld has always set the standard for what conference…

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…

vSphere Flash Read Cache Part 1

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…

CPU Ready Time – Blog Part II

posted April 23, 2014, 9:23 AM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

This is the follow up blog to CPU Ready Part I. I have been using the following tables for around six months now. I find them very helpful in quickly determining if a virtual machine is…