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Monthly Archives: January 2017

New Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide, now available!

I am happy to announce that after a very long review and publication cycle the “Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide” is now published.

The guide can be downloaded from our central VMware SAP page.

Direct link to the document: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/whitepaper/sap_hana_on_vmware_vsphere_best_practices_guide-white-paper.pdf

The chapter on sizing tackles the complex subject getting HANA VM’s sized properly, and provides incredible value to the reader as it provides guidance that explains how to size beyond physical to virtual so your organization can get it right the first time, every time.

Building a virtual SAP HANA VM requires to know not only the needed RAM, but also the number of needed CPUs to support this RAM. Without this information, it is not possible to create a VM.

The sizing guidelines published in this guide follow the SAP currently requested CPU socket / CPU core to RAM ratios or, when available describe how to perform a SAPS sizing. Using these guideless will provide you with SAP supported VM configurations.

I will provide some additional sizing examples that focus on SAPS and vCPU sizing, in addition to the already provided “NUMA” node based sizing example. Please remember, primary sizing figure for SAP HANA is memory and CPU is second and a SAP HANA configuration is optimized to optimal memory performance with lowest latency.

Oracle on VMware Collateral – One Stop Shop

Here is a one stop shop for all collateral related to Oracle on VMware SDDC  for easy and quick access.

 

One-Stop-Shop1

The links also contains offline demos/videos (no audio) , uploaded to VMware TV on YouTube ,which users can subscribe to. I will updating this blog as and when we add more Oracle collateral to the kitty.

 

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A Comprehensive Authority for Oracle on VMware SDDC
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“Virtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases on VMware SDDC” – A Comprehensive Authority for Oracle DBA’s on the subject of Oracle & Linux on vSphere

MyBookThis book is a single source of information for an Oracle DBA to understand the benefits of virtualization and how to effectively deploy Oracle Databases on VMware’s SDDC platform. This book is targeted for DBAs looking at implementing Oracle on a virtualized infrastructure. Key topics include deployment, scaling, troubleshooting and performance tuning. The authors have spent a number of years focusing on virtualizing Tier-One high performance Oracle platforms. The authors include VMware VCPs, VMware vExperts as well as an Oracle ACE, Oracle ACE Director and hold certifications in the Oracle stack.

 

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My Personal Blog
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My personal blog site is http://www.vracdba.com/ where I have posted some useful links to Oracle. Linux, Solaris, Veritas, EMC Sites. It also has information about all the events (events list and recordings) that I have participated in including  VMworld , EMC World, IOUG/Collaborate, Open World.

 

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Oracle Licensing on VMware
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Oracle fully supports the virtualization of Oracle databases on VMware. To augment Oracle’s support document, VMware also has a total ownership policy for customers with Oracle issues.

VMware Support will accept accountability for any Oracle-related issue reported by a customer. By being accountable, VMware Support will drive the issue to resolution regardless of which vendor (VMware, Oracle or others) is responsible for the resolution

VMware Oracle Support provides customers the following new advantages as part of the existing Support and Subscription contract at no additional charge:

  • Total ownership of Oracle Database technical issues reported to VMware Support

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/oracle/VMware-Oracle-Support-Affirmation.pdf

  • Access to a team of Oracle DBA resources within VMware Support to troubleshoot related to Oracle Databases used as a data store or run within a VM
  • Performance tuning and best practices related to Oracle Database used as a data store or run within a VM
  • Faster resolution of technical issues in VMware environments via a TSANet collaborative support arrangement between VMware Support and Oracle Support

tsanet1      tsanet2

 

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More details can be found at the url below

https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/oracle-support.html

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Oracle Licensing on VMware vSAN
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Oracle licensing DOES NOT change from a licensing perspective, whether you run Oracle workloads on a classic vSphere environment or Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solution like vSAN

http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2017/01/oracle-vmware-vsan-dispelling-licensing-myths.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2017/06/oracle-vmware-vsphere-vsan-preparing-oracle-audit.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2017/06/oracle-vmware-vsphere-vsan-asks-oracles.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2017/01/04/licensing-applications-vsan/

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Oracle Licensing Collaterals
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Oracle on vSphere Certification, Support and Licensing Guide 2017
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/whitepaper/solutions/oracle/understanding_oracle_certification_support_licensing_vmware_environments-white-paper.pdf

Support Position for Oracle Products Running on VMware Virtualized Environments (Doc ID 249212.1)
For Oracle RAC, Oracle will only accept Service Requests as described in this note on Oracle RAC 11.2.0.2 and later releases

“The Empowered Database: Database Trends and Applications – 2016 Oracle on vSphere Usage Survey”
http://www.dbta.com/DBTA-Downloads/ResearchReports/THE-EMPOWERED-DATABASE-2016-ENTERPRISE-PLATFORM-DECISIONS-SURVEY-6662.aspx

The VMW-DellEMC microsite with all jointly developed Oracle & SQL Server collateral
http://www.dbta.com/emc

Straight Talk on Oracle on vSphere Licensing webinar
http://www.dbta.com/Webinars/Details.aspx?EventID=933&src=emc1

Scheduler operation when using CPU Affinity (2145719)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2145719

Licensing Databases on EMC and VMware Technology
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere-new/2016/08/new-database-licensing-white-paper-house-brick.html

http://houseofbrick.com/whitepaper-database-licensing

FlashStack + LicenseFortress – VLSS
http://www.vlss-llc.com/flashstack-licensefortress

LogInsight Dash Board for License Compliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHcT4xDyONc

License Consulting Video
http://www.licenseconsulting.eu/2012/08/29/vmworld-richard-garsthagen-oracle-on-licensing-vmware-virtualized-environments/
http://www.licenseconsulting.eu/oracle-risk-mitigation

Virtualizing Oracle – Caging the Licensing Dragon (Daniel Hesselink and Judy K (Lawyer)
http://t.co/2KmUc4ZB

Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
http://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=117:1:0::NO:RP::

IOUG Survey
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/oracle/VMware-The-Empowered-Database-2014-IOUG-Platform-Decisions-Survey-Report.pdf

Log rotation and logging options for vmware.log (8182749)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=8182749

Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/cloud-licensing-070579.pdf

Mars v/s Oracle – The Face off
http://houseofbrick.com/mars-vs-oracle/
http://www.licenseconsulting.eu/mars-vs-oracle-lawsuit-vmware-virtualization/

 

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VMworld Sessions
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VMworld US & Europe 2017 Breakout Sessions Playback URLs
https://github.com/lamw/vmworld2017-session-urls

VMworld US 2016 Breakout Sessions Playback URLs
https://github.com/lamw/vmworld2016-session-urls/blob/master/playback-urls.md

Past VMworld Recordings
http://vmware.mediasite.com/mediasite/Showcase/

 

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VMware Validated Designs
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The VMware Validated Designs provide comprehensive and extensively-tested blueprints to build and operate a Software-Defined Data Center. With the VMware Validated Designs, VMware delivers holistic data center-level to deploy and configure the complete VMware SDDC in a wide range of use cases with detailed guidance on how to operate efficiently.
https://www.vmware.com/solutions/software-defined-datacenter/validated-designs.html

 

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VMware Cloud on AWS
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https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws/

https://aws.amazon.com/vmware/

http://www.it20.info/2017/09/vmware-cloud-on-aws-vs-azure-stack/

VMware Cloud on AWS: Live End to End Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI_BUvgfXRg&feature=youtu.be

 

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Documentation
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Oracle Documentation
https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/index.html

VMware Docs
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/index.html

 

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Oracle Collateral on VMware
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Oracle on vSphere white papers including best practices, RAC deployment guides, workload characterization guide can be found on the Oracle landing page below.
http://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/oracle-virtualization.html

Oracle Databases on VMware – Best Practices Guide
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/solutions/vmware-oracle-databases-on-vmware-best-practices-guide.pdf
https://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/oracle-virtualization.html

End of General Support for vSphere 5.0 and vSphere 5.1 (2145103)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2145103

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere
https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2017/Perf_Best_Practices_vSphere65.html
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/Perf_Best_Practices_vSphere5.5.pdf

Best Practices for Performance Tuning of Latency-Sensitive Workloads in vSphere VMs
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmw-tuning-latency-sensitive-workloads-white-paper.pdf

Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications in VMware vSphere 5.5
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/latency-sensitive-perf-vsphere55-white-paper.pdf

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/vsphere/vmware-database-apps-perf-vsphere6.pdf

Oracle 12c and vSphere 6.0 Monster VM
https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsphere6-oracle-perf.pdf

Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5
http://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2017/vsphere65-oracle-monster-vm-perf.html

Tuning Queues
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2015/07/queues-queues-queues-2.html

VMware Communities: Interpreting esxtop Statistics
http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279

The Art of P2V and Oracle ASM
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2017/10/art-p2v-oracle-asm.html

 

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Oracle & VAIO / vFRC
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Accelerating Virtualized Oracle 12c performance with vSphere 5.5 Advanced features Flash Read Cache and vMotion
http://principledtechnologies.com/vmware/vFRC_Oracle_12c_0414.pdf

VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-07ADB946-2337-4642-B660-34212F237E71.html

vFRC FAQ
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-vsphere-flash-read-cache-faq.pdf

Configuring vSphere Flash Read Cache
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oju-Nycfu08

vSphere APIs for IO Filtering
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2015/02/05/vsphere-apis-for-io-filtering/
https://cormachogan.com/2016/04/26/flashsoft-io-filter-vaio-setup-steps/
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2015/08/31/vmworld-2015-vsphere-apis-for-io-filtering-update/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/19/primaryio_is_first_flash_cacher_with_vaio_support/

 

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Oracle & VAAI
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Frequently Asked Questions for vStorage APIs for Array Integration (1021976)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021976

VMware vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI)
https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2012/vmware-vsphere-storage-apis-array-integration-10337.html

 

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Oracle RAC
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Oracle RAC  on VMware Deployment guide
http://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/oracle-virtualization.html

Multi-writer Flag KB (1034165)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1034165

Setting Multi Writer Flag for Oracle RAC on vSphere using Power Cli
https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-24873

https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2013/10/setting-multi-writer-flag-for-oracle-rac-on-vsphere-without-any-downtime.html#more-864

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2015/10/new-method-of-enabling-multiwriter-vmdk-flag-in-vsphere-6-0-update-1.html

Attempts to enable the multi-writer virtual disk option on an NFS datastore fail (2147691)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2147691

“RAC” n “RAC” all night – Oracle RAC on vSphere 6.x – Add shared vmdk online without downtime
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2017/09/rac-n-rac-night-oracle-rac-vsphere-6-x.html

Hot adding a virtual disk in ESXi 5.5 removes the multi-writer flag (2078540)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2078540

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) on virtual machines (1020128)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1020128

Using Oracle RAC on vSphere 6.x VSAN Datastore (2121181)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2121181

Shared RDM in Physical/Virtual Compatibility mode for Oracle RAC
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2017/08/rdm-oracle-rac-not-question.html

Oracle RAC and vSphere 5.1 vMotion
http://www.principledtechnologies.com/VMware/vMotion_Oracle_RAC_1013.pdf

Performance Study of Oracle RAC on VMware vSphere 5.0
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/OracleRAC-perf-vSphere5.pdf

Oracle 12c RAC Performance on vSphere 5 and EMC
http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h23606-emc-vnx-scaling-performance-oracle-12c.pdf

EBusiness Suite on Oracle / Oracle RAC on VMware
http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h8124-oracle-e-business-unified-storage-vmware-wp.pdf
http://www.emc.com/collateral/software/white-papers/h7270-rapid-deployment-scale-out-oracle-wp.pdf
http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h5896-oracle-ebiz-suite-dr-vmware-srm-clariion-wp.pdf
http://www.vce.com/asset/documents/oracle-ebs-migration-refarch.pdf

Oracle RAC Virtualization Technical Case Study – VMware IT
http://vmware.roinnovation.com/v2/DisplayDocumentShell.aspx?p=StreamDocumentDepotRV&id=12%2097C93A6AC&i=68748&po=69692

Oracle 11gR2 4 Node RAC vMotion operation with Swingbench
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncm1QGfDCRc&list=PLCED9FDF31C7C0562

Virtualizing Oracle RAC – Offline Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mASWP3kSl08

Extended Oracle RAC on vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Storage Virtualization
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2015/10/oracle-vmware-and-extended-distance-oracle-real-application-clusters-on-vsphere-metro-storage-cluster.html

Oracle Real Application Clusters on Extended Distance Clusters (Oracle RAC 10g R2)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/extendedrac10gr2-131186.pdf

Oracle RAC and Oracle RAC One Node on Extended Distance (Stretched) Clusters
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/products/clustering/overview/extendedracversion11-435972.pdf

 

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Third Party Clustering Technologies on vSphere
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Symantec
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Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability 6.x in guest storage, high availability, and disaster recovery support (Partner Verified and Supported) (2046035)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2046035

What configuration does InfoScale support when simultaneous write protection is disabled?
https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000107217/

InfoScale support for SCSI Bus Sharing configurations and VMware vMotion
https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000107751/

Storage Foundation Cluster File System HA on VMware VMDK Deployment Guide
https://vox.veritas.com/t5/Articles/Storage-Foundation-Cluster-File-System-HA-on-VMware-VMDK/ta-p/812973

 

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Red Hat
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 High Availability Add-On Overview
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html-single/High_Availability_Add-On_Overview/index.html

Support Policies for RHEL High Availability Clusters – Virtualization Platforms
https://access.redhat.com/articles/29440/

How to configure VMware fencing using fence_vmware_soap in Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add On?
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/68064

Are VMware VMDK disk images a supported shared storage method in Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Cluster?
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/158873

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Configuration Example – Oracle HA on Cluster Suite
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/Configuration_Example_-_Oracle_HA_on_Cluster_Suite/

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Cluster, High Availability, and GFS Deployment Recommended Practices
https://access.redhat.com/articles/40051

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Configuring the Red Hat High Availability Add-On with Pacemaker
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html-single/Configuring_the_Red_Hat_High_Availability_Add-On_with_Pacemaker/index.html

Using Red Hat Clustering Suite on a vSphere 6.x vSAN Datastore (2151774)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2151774

 

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Oracle Sun Cluster
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Clustering Solaris Guests That Run on VMware with Sun Cluster 3.2 Software
https://blogs.oracle.com/sc/clustering-solaris-guests-that-run-on-vmware-with-sun-cluster-32-software

Oracle Cluster 3.3 Setup Solaris 10 x86(VMware)
https://alessiodini.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/sun-cluster-3-3-vmware-x86-2.pdf

 

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HPE Serviceguard
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HPE Serviceguard for Linux with VMware virtual machines
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-2016ENW.pdf

HP Serviceguard for Linux with VMware virtual machines
https://h50146.www5.hpe.com/products/software/oe/linux/mainstream/support/doc/other/ha_cluster/pdfs/sg_vmware_vm_201412.pdf

Using HP Serviceguard for Linux with VMware
https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=376220&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c02049417

 

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vSphere Metro Storage Cluster
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VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices VMware vSphere 6.0
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-vsphere-metro-storage-cluster-recommended-practices-white-paper.pdf

VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Case Study
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vSPHR-CS-MTRO-STOR-CLSTR-USLET-102-HI-RES.pdf

Stretched Clusters and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Understanding the Options and Goals
https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/site-recovery-manager-3/stretched-clusters-vmware-site-recovery-manager

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EMC VPLEX
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Implementing VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) using EMC VPLEX (2007545)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2007545

Using VMware vSphere with EMC VPLEX
http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h7118-using-vmware-virtualization-platforms-vplex.pdf

Using SRDF/METRO in a VMware Metro Storage Cluster running Oracle E-Business Suite and 12c RAC
https://www.emc.com/collateral/white-paper/h14577-srdf-metro-oracle-ebus-rac.pdf

EMC vPLEX , VNX & vSphere Metro Storage Cluster
https://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h11225-VNX-VPLEX-use-cases-wp.pdf

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HP Peer Persistence
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Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP 3PAR StoreServ Peer Persistence (2055904)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2055904

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP LeftHand Multi-Site (2020097)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2020097

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HPE 3PAR Peer Persistence
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-7734ENW.pdf

Implementing VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HP LeftHand Multi-Site storage
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-0955ENW.pdf

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Hitachi VSP
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Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (2073278)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2073278

Deploying a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) using Hitachi NAS (HNAS) Platform with Synchronous Disaster Recovery (SyncDR) Cluster software in VMware vSphere (2085108)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2085108

Deploy VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with Hitachi NAS Platform on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Using Global-Active Device
https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/white-paper/deploy-vmware-vsphere-metro-storage-cluster-with-hnas-on-vsp-g1000-using-global-active-device.pdf

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (featuring Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform) (2039406)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2039406

Deploy VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform
http://www.hds.com/assets/pdf/deploy-vmware-vsphere-metro-storage-cluster-on-hitachi-vsp.pdf

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IBM SVC
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Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2032346)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2032346

VMware HA and vMotion with stretched IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Cluster (2000948)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2000948

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Netapp MetroCluster
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A Continuous-Availability Solution for VMware vSphere and NetApp
http://www.netapp.com/us/system/pdf-reader.aspx?m=TR-3788.pdf&cc=us

MetroCluster Version 8.2.1 Best Practices for Implementation
http://www.netapp.com/us/system/pdf-reader.aspx?m=tr-3548.pdf&cc=us

VMware support with NetApp MetroCluster (1001783)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1001783

 

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Oracle Data Guard and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
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Architecting Oracle Database DR Solution on vSphere 5 With Data Guard and SRM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-xgPniaFao&list=PLCED9FDF31C7C0562

 

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Oracle on VMware VSAN Hybrid
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Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware vSAN

White Paper
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-oracle-real-application-clusters-on-virtual-san-reference-architecture.pdf

Blog
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2015/12/oracle-real-application-clusters-on-vmware-virtual-san.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2015/12/10/oracle-real-application-clusters-on-vmware-virtual-san

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWNbn2radiQ&list=PLCED9FDF31C7C0562

 

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Oracle on VMware VSAN SAN All Flash
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Oracle Database 12c on VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 All-Flash

White Paper
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/vsan/oracle-database-12c-on-vmware-virtual-san-6.2-all-flash.pdf

Blog
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2016/08/oracle-12c-oltp-dss-workloads-flash-virtual-san-6-2.html

Oracle Database 12c on VMware VSAN — Day 2 Operations and Management

White Paper
https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vmware-vsan/oracle-database-12c-on-vmware-vsan-day-2-operations-and-management-1

Oracle U2VL with Virtual SAN and the batch processing use case
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/02/03/oracle-u2vl-with-virtual-san-and-the-batch-processing-use-case

 

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Oracle on VMware VSAN Other Collaterals
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Other Oracle on VSAN Collateral
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/?s=oracle

http://www.vmware.com/products/virtual-san/resources.html

https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vmware-vsan

vSAN sizing guides for Business Critical Applications
https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vmware-vsan/vmware-r-virtual-san-tm-design-and-sizing-guide

vSAN 6.2 New Features
https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vmware-vsan/online-transaction-processing-workloads/virtual-san-6-2-new-features

What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.6
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2017/04/11/whats-new-vmware-vsan-6-6/

An in-depth view into vSAN’s revolutionary features and technologies
https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vmware-vsan/learn-and-evaluate

VMware VSAN Demos
https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vmware-vsan/vmware-vsan-demonstrations

Case Study

https://www.vmware.com/products/vsan/customers.html

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/vmware-cloud-carib-15q4-cs-en.pdf?src=WWW_customers_vmware-cloud-carib-15q4-cs-en.pdf

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/VMware-UnionHospital-15Q2-CS-EN.pdf?src=WWW_customers_VMware-UnionHospital-15Q2-CS-EN.pdf

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/casestudy/vmware-union-hospital-15q2-casestudy-en.pdf

 

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Oracle on VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOL)
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White Paper
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/vvol/vmware-oracle-on-virtual-volumes.pdf

https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/resources

Blog
Virtual Volumes: A game changer for operations of virtualized business critical databases
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2015/10/virtual-volumes-a-game-changer-for-operations-of-virtualized-business-critical-databases.html#more-1325

https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2015/10/06/virtual-volumes-a-game-changer-for-operations-of-virtualized-business-critical-databases

VMworld 2015 session recording (VVOLs for Business Critical Oracle Databases)
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/07/28/vvols-reloaded-game-changer-for-tier-1-business-critical-databases

EMC VVOL
http://www.emc.com/collateral/technical-documentation/h14638-virtual-volumes-oracle-vmax3-sg.pdf

Using VMware Virtual Volumes with EMC VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash
https://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h14576-vmware-virtual-volumes-emc-vmax3-vmax-all-flash.pdf

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family and Hitachi NAS Platform
https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/white-paper/vmware-vsphere-vvols-on-hitachi-vsp-g1000.pdf

VMware vSphere 6.5 Virtual Volume Environment Deployment in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform
https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/architecture-guide/hitachi-whitepaper-vmware-vsphere-vvol-environment-deployment-in-vsp.pdf

Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes on HPE 3PAR StoreServ
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4AA5-6907ENW.pdf

Operation Guide for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes – Fujitsu
http://software.fujitsu.com/jp/manual/manualfiles/m150005/b1fw6020/01enz201/b1fw-6020-01enz0.pdf

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on Dell PS Series
http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/13-4491-00-00-20-44-10-47/VMware_2D00_vSphere_2D00_Virtual_2D00_Volumes_2D00_Dell_2D00_PS_2D00_Series_2D00_feature_2D00_brief_2D002800_2028_2D00_N_2D00_WP_2D00_V_2900_.pdf

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes – NEC Corporation of America
https://www.necam.com/docs/?id=8d276a30-96f5-47f4-b9ea-a05dfbf3f7bc

Virtual Volumes on Nimble OS 3
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/06/11/virtual-volumes-on-nimble-os-3/

Pure Storage and VVOL
https://blog.purestorage.com/introducing-vsphere-virtual-volumes-on-the-flasharray/

Utilizing VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL) with the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX S3 series
https://www.fujitsu.com/global/Images/dx_S3_vvol_raiscsi_en.pdf

Whats New in Virtual Volumes 2.0
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/10/18/whats-new-in-virtual-volumes-2-0/

vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview
https://storagehub.vmware.com/export_to_pdf/vsphere-virtual-volumes-technical-overview

vSphere Virtual Volumes – FAQ
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/virtualvolumes/vmware-virtual-volumes-faq.pdf

3 Key Reasons Customers Move to Virtual Volumes
https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/10/20/3-key-reasons-customers-move-to-virtual-volumes/

Understanding Virtual Volumes (VVols) in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2113013)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2113013

 

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Oracle & VMware NSX
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Demo – Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX
http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2016/09/demo-extended-oracle-rac-across-sites-vmware-nsx.html

 

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Oracle & vROPS
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VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Oracle Database
https://bluemedora.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Blue-Medora-vRealize-Operations-Management-Pack-for-Oracle-Database-Overview-Presentation.pdf

Blue Medora’s vROps Management Pack for Oracle Database
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcyJ8C7rWqg

Blue Medora’s vROps Management Pack for OEM Overview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPZQeNm0GFk

Blue Medora MP for Oracle Enterprise Manager
https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/solutions/blue-medora-mp-for-oracle-enterprise-manager

 

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Oracle Database as a Service (DBaaS)
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Virtual LiVefire Solutions Oracle RAC-as-a-Service
https://www.dropbox.com/s/50yza6hiy9gp02x/Virtual%20LiVefire%20Solutions%20%20Oracle%20RAC-as-a-Service-20160713%200305-1.mp4?dl=0

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvAWhLzM4E&list=PLCED9FDF31C7C0562

Accelerating Database-as-a-Service(DBaaS) with VMware vRealize Automation and EMC XtremIO All-Flash Array
https://www.emc.com/video-collateral/demos/microsites/mediaplayer-video/accelerating-database-service-vmware-vrealize-automation-xtremio-all-flash-array.htm

DBaaS at EMC using vRealize Suite
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/VMware-EMC-CaseStudy.pdf?src=WWW_customers_VMware-EMC-CaseStudy.pdf

Deploying Database-as-a-Service with Pure Storage and VMware
https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/partners/DBaaS-White-Paper-PureStorage-VMware-VLSS.pdf

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Reference Architecture with VMware and Tintri
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/files/2015/10/VLSS-Tintri-DBaaS-v2.pdf

Enabling Oracle EM12c-­‐based Database-­‐as-­‐a-­‐Service on VMware with the Blue Medora Plugin for VMware
https://community.emc.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/34701-102-1-109942/Blue%20Medora%20-20Oracle%20DBaaS%20on%20VMware%20Overview.pdf

DBaaS with Oracle 12c, EMC ExtremeIO and VMware (vCAC)
http://www.principledtechnologies.com/vmware/vCAC_DBaaS_0914.pdf

 

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Linux 2.6 kernel-based virtual machines experience slow disk I/O performance (2011861)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2011861

PVSCI/vmdk lun queue depth
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2053145

Low throughput for UDP workloads on Windows virtual machines (2040065)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2040065

Virtual machine performance degrades while a vMotion is being performed (2007595)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2007595

Understanding and troubleshooting vMotion (1003734)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003734

A snapshot removal can stop a virtual machine for long time (1002836)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1002836

Disabling Time Synchronization (1189)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1189

RSS and multiqueue support in Linux driver for VMXNET3 (2020567)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2020567

Poor network performance or high network latency on Windows virtual machines (2008925)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2008925

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2061598

Virtual machine performance degrades while a vMotion is being performed (2007595)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2007595

Quiescing Oracle Database on Windows for Backup with VMware VDPA
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/03/quiescing-oracle-db-windows-vdpa.html

Troubleshooting migration compatibility error: Device is a SCSI controller engaged in bus-sharing (1003797)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003797

Virtual Machines using large pages can temporarily become unresponsive after vMotion (2144984)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2144984

Virtual machine hardware versions (1003746)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003746

Upgrading a virtual machine to the latest hardware version (multiple versions) (1010675)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010675

Large packet loss at the guest operating system level on the VMXNET3 vNIC in ESXi (2039495)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2039495

VMFS v/w RDM
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmfs_rdm_perf.pdf

Performance Characterization of VMFS and RDM Using a SAN
http://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2008/performance-characterization-of-vmfs-and-rdm-using-1040.html

Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has stopped responding: VMM and Guest CPU usage comparison (1017926)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1017926

High co-stop (%CSTP) values seen during virtual machine snapshot activities (2000058)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2000058

Determining if multiple virtual CPUs are causing performance issues (1005362)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1005362

Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments
https://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/21181-102-1-28328/vsphere-oversubscription-best-practices%5b1%5d.pdf

http://www.vfrank.org/esxtop/

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/

https://virtualknightz.com/2014/05/09/esxtop-cstp-explained/

 

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User Groups
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Oracle User Group Community Portal
http://www.iouc.org/

VMware User GroupConnect, Learn, Grow and Share as a VMUG Member

The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration and events.

Join today to connect with the community and take advantage of all of the benefits of a free VMUG membership.

https://www.vmug.com/

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VMware Unix to Linux
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https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/02/03/oracle-u2vl-with-virtual-san-and-the-batch-processing-use-case/

Interested in the vSphere Unix to Linux Migration Service ? Contact U2Vl@vmware.com for more information

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Miscellaneous
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Oracle VM – 4x More Marketing, 4x Fewer Substantiated Facts
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2012/04/oracle-vm-4x-more-marketing-4x-less-substantiated-facts.html

Exadata v/s vBlock
https://community.emc.com/thread/125829?tstart=0
http://houseofbrick.com/exadata-vs-vblock-a-case-study

Oracle on VMware vSphere & vSAN – Dispelling the Licensing myths

Introduction to VMware vSphere & vSAN

Some key things to keep in mind when we talk about VMware vSphere Platform , ESXi hypervisor and vSAN:

  • VMware vSphere is a platform of virtualized hardware that creates a total abstraction layer between the O/S and the Hardware
  • ESXi, is a non-Para virtualized, Type1 hypervisor and therefore makes no changes to the kernel of the guest operating system
  • VMware vSAN , the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solution,  in no  way changes the location of where compute runs, and hence does not directly impact the licensing impact of any CPU Core or Socket based licensing

Oracle Licensing Myths

There are myths floating around that

  • Oracle Licensing requires licensing every vSphere host attached to a given vCenter
  • Oracle licensing requires licensing every Site connected to the Primary site where the Oracle workloads primarily resides

These myths are perpetuated by overzealous licensing and sales teams which is in contrast of the reality of the actual Contractually Impactful documents.

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