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Oracle on vSphere – Summary of Storage options

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:32:06 +0000

Storage – the final frontier. These are the voyages of any Business Critical Oracle database, its endless mission: to meet the business SLA, to sustain increasing workload demands and seek out new challenges, to boldly go where no database has gone before.   Storage is one of the most important aspect of any IO intensive […]

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On Demand Scaling up resources for Oracle production workloads

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:58:12 +0000

The crux of this blog’s discussion is “How to stop hoarding much needed infrastructure resources and live wisely ever after by scaling up as needed effectively” Typically Oracle workloads running on bare metal environments , or for that matter any environment, are sized very conservatively, given the nature of the workload , with the premise […]

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Oracle RAC on VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:34:14 +0000

Summary With the recent launch of the VMware Cloud on AWS Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) from VMware, many Business Critical Application (BCA) workloads that were previously difficult to deploy in the cloud no longer require significant platform modifications. This post describes a Better Together demonstration VMware and AWS presented at VMworld 2017 using an […]

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Performance of SAP Central Services with VMware Fault Tolerance

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:04:27 +0000

Many SAP customers in their virtualization journey are considering the option to protect SAP Central Services with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT). Central Services is a single-point-of-failure in the SAP architecture that manages transaction locking and messaging across the SAP system and failure of this service results in downtime for the whole system. It is a […]

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The Art of P2V and Oracle ASM

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 16:53:06 +0000

“Come with me if you want to live” – famous words from the Terminator series. It’s also the very reason IT companies are adopting the ‘Virtualize First’ policy to reap all of the benefits of virtualization and move away from the soon to be legacy bare metal architecture world and ‘save a bunch of money’ […]

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“RAC” n “RAC” all night – Oracle RAC on vSphere 6.x

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:39:01 +0000

“I wanna “RAC” and “RAC” all night and party every day” – mantra of an Oracle RAC DBA. Much has been written , spoken and probably beaten to senseless 🙂 about the magical “Multi-writer” setting and how it helps multiple VM’s share vmdk’s simultaneously for Clustering and FT used cases. I still get question from […]

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CenturyLink Transforms SAP Deployment Model with VMware Virtualization

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:18:31 +0000

We recently worked with CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, to optimize their virtual SAP HANA solutions. The outcome is below referenced success story, where CenturyLink describes how they use the VMware platform, to provide a customized private cloud for SAP applications, including SAP HANA in less than 28 days, […]

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To be “RDM for Oracle RAC”, or not to be, that is the question

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:59 +0000

Famous words from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I. This is true even in the Virtualization world for Oracle Business Critical Applications where one wonders which way to go when it comes to provisioning shared disks for Oracle RAC disks, Raw Device Mappings (RDM) or VMDK ? Much has been written and discussed […]

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Streamlining Oracle on SDDC – VMworld 2017

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:45:43 +0000

Interested to find out how to streamline your Business Critical Applications on VMware Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) seamlessly? Come attend our session at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug 31, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. where Amanda Blevins and  Sudhir Balasubramanian will talk about the end to end life cycle of an Application on VMware […]

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Oracle on vSAN HCI – VMworld 2017

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:32:11 +0000

Interested to find out how VMware HCI vSAN solution provides high availability, workload balancing, seamless site maintenance, stability, resilience, performance and cost effective hardware required to meet critical business SLA’s for running mission critical workloads? Come attend our session at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Sudhir […]

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