The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part I

The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part I

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...

Oracle ASM on vSphere VMFS

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 the bottom...

VMFS vs. RDM vs. VVols – Part 2

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, I take a look at what VVols can offer, and would...

Why We Virtualize – A Practical Example

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...

Oracle on VMware in the AWS Cloud

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO VMware and AWS Announcement May Crack Open the Window of Opportunity Over the past two years, we at House of Brick have seen a sea change in the attitudes of companies worldwide toward virtualizing Oracle technology. Whereas...