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  1. Praktische handleiding voor Oracle databases onder vSphere « EarlyBert

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  2. Technology Short Take #17 - blog.scottlowe.org - The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, storage, and servers

    […] Interested in more information on deploying Oracle databases on vSphere? Michael Webster, aka @vcdxnz001 on Twitter, has a lengthy article with lots of information regarding Oracle on vSphere. […]

  3. Ed Grigson
    Ed Grigson at |

    Great post which summarises everything you need to know when virtuailsing Oracle. Bookmarked and thanks!

  4. Todd Ouimet
    Todd Ouimet at |

    Reading through this blog and other documents such as http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/partners/oracle/v… you'll find the OS mentioned is Linux. My open question to anyone; will a virtualized Oracle RAC on Windows 2008 using the multi-writer method work in a production environment?

    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi Todd, That's a great question. It really comes down to the intelligence built into the cluster manager. So when you're installing Oracle RAC on Windows with Clusterware you're not using MSCS, and in that case the multi-writer flag should work exactly the same as it does on Linux. The smarts is in the cluster software (Oracle Clusterware) to manage the multi-node simultaneous access to the same disks. But I have not tested this myself, and this is the first time I've ever been asked as all of the customers I've come across that are running Oracle are doing it on Unix or Linux already.

  5. Show #167 Oracle DB on vSphere - VMware Community Podcast FanSite -

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  6. Oracle RAC 11g R2 Standard Edition on vSphere « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] This article won’t provide you with everything you need to successfully implement Oracle RAC 11g R2 Standard edition on vSphere. But it will give you a good overview and some ideas and considerations that could feed into an Oracle RAC virtualization project. Each customer environment is different and there is a lot of tuning at the OS, hypervisor, storage and network layer in order to provide optimal performance for production tier 1 Oracle database environments (roughly on par with implementing Oracle RAC on bare metal). The best practices used during this design are covered in my article titled Deploying Enterprise Oracle Databases on vSphere. […]

  7. Oracle RAC on Windows on vSphere « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] Deploying Enterprise Oracle Databases on vSphere […]

  8. samjaz
    samjaz at |


    May i know what is the name of the software used to create such diagrams?

    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi Samjaz, I created the diagrams just using Microsoft Visio. Nothing special really.

  9. Ben Bomgardner (@bbo
    Ben Bomgardner (@bbo at |

    Awesome resource! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  10. vMario
    vMario at |

    Absolutly awesome article!

    Thank u very much for this post!

  11. Storage Sizing Considerations when Virtualizing Business Critical Applications « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] application you are virtualizing is Oracle then check out my other articles on virtualizing Oracle. Deploying Enterprise Oracle Databases on vSphere is especially relevant to deploying business critical Oracle databases and the associated vSphere […]

  12. Fight the FUD – Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware vSphere « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] ides for design and architecture for your Oracle Databases on vSphere here are two great articles. Deploying Enterprise Oracle Databases on vSphere, Blueprint for Successful Large Scale Oracle Virtualization […]

  13. vtwindude
    vtwindude at |

    Great Job – Michael…. @vtwindude

  14. Bjørn-Tore
    Bjørn-Tore at |

    Hi – Great article! Question: Is Eager Zeroed disks recommended for Oracle virtualization, or can Thin disks be used as well? I found a recomendation on VMware homepage for Eager Zeroed disks for SQL virtualization, but could not find any for Oracle?

  15. Simon
    Simon at |

    Nice work! Just one question though: Would you recommend configuring the non-OS disks as independent so they wouldn’t be affected by snapshot (since the snaps would be useless anyways). The snap wouldn’t be so heavy on the VM then, right?


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