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One Stop Shop

 

Here is the One stop shop for everything Oracle on VMware SDDC  for easy and quick access. This blog will be constantly updated as and when new collaterals are produced.

 

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Table of Contents

 

About me
Oracle Community in VMware Technology Network [ VMTN ]
VMworld Oracle Bootcamp
VMworld Sessions
Oracle Licensing on VMware Platform – VMware Support
Oracle Licensing on VMware SDDC / VMware Cloud on AWS
Documentation
Business Critical Applications (BCA) – YouTube playlist
VMware Cloud on AWS
vSphere 6.7 and Enterprise Apps
Oracle & VMware Virtual NVMe (6.7)
Oracle & VMware Persistent Memory (6.7)
Oracle & RDMA
Oracle & VMware VM 1GB Huge Page
Oracle on VMware – Collaterals
Oracle RAC on VMware
Oracle Hyperion and VMware
Oracle on VMware SDDC – Technical Blogs
Oracle Backup and Recovery
Oracle dNFS
Oracle Data Guard and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
Oracle on VMware vSAN
vSAN Collateral
vSAN Case Study
Oracle & VM / vSAN Encryption
Oracle & VAIO / vFRC
VMware VAAI
Oracle & VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOL)
Oracle & VMware NSX
Oracle & vROPS
Oracle Database as a Service (DBaaS)
RHEL Docker and Kubernetes
VxRAIL / VxRACK
VMware Important KB Articles
Symantec Clustering on VMware
Red Hat Clusters on VMware
Oracle Sun Cluster on VMware
HPE Serviceguard on VMware
vSphere Metro Storage Cluster
EMC VPLEX
HP Peer Persistence
Hitachi VSP
IBM SVC
Netapp MetroCluster
VMware Unix to Linux
User Groups
VMware Solutions Lab
Oracle MySQL
Miscellaneous

 

 

 

About me

 

I am a Staff Solution Architect  and Oracle Virtualization Practice lead working in the Cloud Platform Business Unit (CPBU) , VMware specializing in all Oracle Technologies on VMware SDDC stack.

I have also posted useful links , event participation, videos, audios etc to my personal blog vracdba.com 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.

 

 

A Comprehensive Authority for Oracle on VMware SDDC

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

 

 

This 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.

 

 

 

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution – A New beginning of a Strategic relationship

 

VMware is thrilled to announce a new strategic alliance with Oracle Corp to support our mutual customers’ hybrid cloud strategies.

The centerpiece of this relationship is a new service that will be offered by Oracle called Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Full text of the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution announcement can be found here :

 

http://www.vmware.com/go/vmware-oracle-cloud

 

 

This service will enable customers to run VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud infrastructure. But equally important for the thousands of customers running Oracle software on VMware today in their data centers, Oracle and VMware have entered into a new mutual support agreement for currently supported Oracle products running on VMware environments.

Quote from the mutual support agreement.  “Oracle shall, using reasonable efforts, support Oracle customers with active support contracts running supported versions of Oracle products in Oracle supported computing environments who encounter problems when running those products on VMware virtualized environments.”

Oracle on VMware customers can now run and implement with enhanced confidence that two of their most strategic vendors are fully aligned and are committed to addressing support issues when running Oracle software in VMware environments.

More details can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle Community in VMware Technology Network [ VMTN ]

 

Come and join the Oracle Community in VMware Technology Network (VMTN) where VMware Application Team, Customers and Partners can share their thoughts and ideas , share knowledge , resources, opinions, and experiences globally.

 

 

Oracle Community in VMTN

 

 

 

VMworld Oracle Workshop

 

This August 2019  , the VMware flagship conference VMworld 2019 will again take place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. A highlight of the event this year will be the Virtualizing Applications customer workshops on Thursday 29th, 2019.

 

 

This is the 4th consecutive year that this elite program has been offered as an extended learning opportunity for the attendees of VMworld.

Architecting and Implementing Oracle Workloads on VMware Technologies [BCA2171TU]

https://my.vmworld.com/widget/vmware/vmworld19us/us19catalog?search.sessiontype=15599359874400014mQz

Thursday August 29th

Lead Instructor – Sudhir Balasubramanian @vRacDba

On a mission to arm yourself with the latest knowledge and skills needed to master Oracle workloads virtualization? This VMworld workshop will prepare you to lead the virtualization effort in your organization, with instructor-led demos and in-depth course work designed to put you in the ranks of the IT elite. The class will provide the attendee the opportunity to learn the essential skills necessary to run Oracle implementations on VMware vSphere. The best practices and optimal approaches to deployment, operation and management of Oracle database and application software will be presented by VMware vExpert and Oracle ACE Sudhir Balasubramanian who will be joined by other VMware and industry experts. This technical workshop will exceed the standard breakout session format by delivering “real-life,” instructor-led, live training and incorporating the recommended design and configuration practices for architecting Business Critical Databases on VMware vSphere infrastructure. Subjects such as Real Applications Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, vSAN and NSX , Oracle with vSphere Hardware Accelerators (PVRDMA and Persistent Memory) as well as Oracle running on the VMware Cloud on AWS will be covered in depth.

 

VMworld 2019 Virtualizing Applications Track – Customer Workshops

VMworld 2018 Virtualizing Applications Track – Pre-Conference Customer Boot Camps

VMworld 2017 Oracle Customer Bootcamps

 

 

 

VMworld Sessions

 

VMworld 2019 US Content Catalog

VMworld 2018 US Content Catalog .  More details about it can be found here.

VMworld On-Demand Video Library – 2018 US

Direct playback & download URLs for all VMworld 2018 US Sessions – William Lam

VMworld US & Europe 2017 Breakout Sessions Playback URLs

VMworld US 2016 Breakout Sessions Playback URLs

Past VMworld Recordings

 

 

 

Oracle Licensing on VMware Platform – VMware Support

 

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
  • 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 [ Solve Multi Vendor Problems Faster & Easier ]

 

tsanet1      tsanet2

 

shakehands

More details can be found at the url here.

 

 

Oracle Licensing on VMware SDDC / VMware Cloud on AWS

 

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

 

 

Oracle on VMware vSphere , vSAN, VxRAIL and VMware Cloud on AWS – Dispelling the Licensing myths

Oracle on VMware vSphere , vSAN, VxRAIL and VMware Cloud on AWS – Preparing for an the Oracle Audit

Oracle on VMware vSphere , vSAN, VxRAIL and VMware Cloud on AWS – Asks the Oracles

Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS – Unraveling the licensing myth

 Oracle on Amazon RDS on VMware – Licensing options

Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS – Custom CPU Core Count

Oracle Java SE 8 Support Update – What it means to VMware customers

 

 

Oracle on vSphere Certification, Support and Licensing Guide 2017

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

 

DBTA

“The Empowered Database: Database Trends and Applications – 2016 Oracle on vSphere Usage Survey”

Surviving and Thriving in the Changing World of Oracle Database Management

The VMW-DellEMC microsite with all jointly developed Oracle & SQL Server collateral

Straight Talk on Oracle on VMware Licensing in 2017

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: STRAIGHT TALK ON ORACLE ON VMWARE LICENSING 2015

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: VIRTUALIZING YOUR ORACLE DATABASES AND MOVING TO THE CLOUD

 

LogInsight Dash Board for License Compliance

Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

IOUG 2014 Survey

Log rotation and logging options for vmware.log (8182749)

Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment

 

 

License Consulting

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

Virtualizing Oracle – Caging the Licensing Dragon (Daniel Hesselink and Judy K (Lawyer)

Disaster Recovery and Oracle Technology Licensing

Deep dive on Oracle Java (or: Java can be Free)

 

 

FlashStack + LicenseFortress – VLSS

Licensing Oracle on AWS? A Word of Caution

 

 

Shareholder’s’ Derivative Lawsuit Claims Oracle Management Knew of Predatory Audit Tactics and Misled Public  – Tactical Law Group

 

 

 

 

Oracle Java SE Licensing

 

Oracle Java SE 8 Support Update – What it means to VMware customers

What You Need to Know About Changes to Java Licensing

Using Java? Here’s How Oracle’s New 2019 Java SE Licensing Affects You

 

 

 

 

Documentation

 

Oracle Documentation

Oracle Clusterware Control (CRSCTL) Utility Reference 19c

Oracle Database 12c: INTERACTIVE QUICK REFERENCE

Oracle Developer Community

Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)

Diagnostic Tools Catalog (Doc ID 559339.1)

TFA Collector – TFA with Database Support Tools Bundle (Doc ID 1513912.1)

Autonomous Health Checks and Diagnostics

Maximum Availability Architecture Best Practices

Oracle MAA Reference Architectures

Introduction to Oracle ClusterwareOracle Clusterware supports up to 100 nodes in a cluster on configurations running Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) and later releases.

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation

Oracle Linux Documentation

 

VMware Docs

VMware Configuration Maximums

Configuration Maximums for VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 2 Release Notes

VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1 Release Notes

vSphere 6.7 Release Notes

VMware vSphere 6.5 Release Notes

VMware vSphere 6.0 Release Notes

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.

 

 

Business Critical Applications (BCA) – YouTube playlist

 

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

Apps on vSphere

VMware Cloud on AWS

 

 

 

VMware Cloud on AWS

 

Oracle Workloads and VMware Cloud on AWS: Deployment, Migration, and Configuration – Reference Architecture

A Journey to the Clouds – Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS

Oracle RAC on Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS – Anti-Affinity within AZ & HA across AZs

Extended Oracle RAC on Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS – Demo

Migrating Oracle workload from on prem VMware SDDC to VMware Cloud on AWS and back – Demo

 

Oracle RAC on VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS

Oracle RAC on VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS – Demo

 

Oracle Database Performance: VMware Cloud on AWS

Oracle Database Performance with VMware Cloud on AWS

 

VMware Cloud on AWS Business Solutions – Oracle

Oracle Mission-Critical Workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS – TCO Cloud, Practitioners Guide, Solution Brief

 

VMware Cloud on AWS Release Notes

https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws/

VMware Cloud on AWS keeps charging ahead – Asia Pacific Expansion and New Capabilities to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Migration Projects

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

 

Learning Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX)

VMware Cloud on AWS – Migrate and Extend VMware Environments to the AWS Cloud

Using Policies and Profiles – VMware Cloud on AWS Operations Guide

VMware Cloud on AWS – Business Solutions

VMware Cloud on AWS Sizer and TCO

 

VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

HCI1998BU – Enable High-Capacity Workloads with Elastic vSAN on VMware Cloud

Amazon EBS Volume Types

AWS Storage Gateway

Relentless Availability powered by vSAN Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS

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

 

Introducing Project Dimension

AWS Outposts

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS

Faction

VMware Cloud on AWS: Scaling storage capacity with external storage through a Managed Service Provider

 

VMware Cloud on AWS – Using Amazon EBS

VMware Cloud on AWS – Using Amazon EFS

 

VMware Cloud on AWS: Advanced Networking and Security with NSX-T SDDC

 

 

 

vSphere 6.7 and Enterprise Apps

 

Introducing VMware vSphere 6.7

Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

vSphere 6.7 Core Storage

https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2018/04/17/whats-new-vsphere-6-7-core-storage/

What’s New with SRM and vSphere Replication 8.1

VMware vSAN 6.7 Technical Overview

https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/vmware-vsan/vmware-vsan-6-7-technical-overview/

Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6.7 – vsphere-land

 

 

Oracle & VMware Virtual NVMe (6.7)

 

Using Virtual NVMe With ESXi 6.5 and virtual machine Hardware Version 13 (2147714)

vSphere 6.5 – New Virtual Storage Hardware (NVME)

vSphere 6.5 – Add an NVMe Controller

 

 

Oracle & VMware Persistent Memory (6.7)

 

Accelerating Oracle Performance using vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM) – Reference Architecture

Accelerating Oracle Performance using vSphere Persistent Memory PMEM – Demo

Oracle and vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM) – vPMEM v/s vPMEMDisk

Oracle and vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM) – Oracle Instance Recovery – An Investigation

Micron Booth Recording – ORACLE PERFORMANCE USING VSPHERE PERSISTENT MEMORY (PMEM)

 

Persistent Memory Performance in vSphere 6.7

PMem (Persistant Memory) NVDIMM support in vSphere

Virtualized Persistent Memory with VMware vSphere 6.7 and HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers

DELLEMC PowerEdge Persistent Memory (PMem) Support (54444)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Servers Persistent Memory (PMem) Support (54445)

How to simulate Persistent Memory (PMem) in vSphere 6.7 for educational purposes?

What Is Persistent Memory?

Dell EMC NVDIMM-N Persistent Memory User Guide

Persistent Memory Summit 2018 – VMware vSphere Virtualization of PMEM

vSphere 6.7 : What is PMem and How vSphere DRS works with PMem configured VMs?

 

Unleashing the Power of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database

Exadata Persistent Memory Accelerator: Partnering with Intel on Optane DC Persistent Memory

Announcing VMware vSphere Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Technology code-named “Apache Pass”

Persistent Memory Performance in vSphere 6.7 with Intel Optane DC persistent memory Performance Study – April 2, 2019

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module (PMM) – StorageReview

 

 

 

Oracle & RDMA

 

Performance of RDMA and HPC Applications in Virtual Machines using FDR InfiniBand on VMware vSphere

 

 

Oracle & VMware VM 1GB Huge Page

 

Accelerating Oracle workloads with vSphere 6.7 Guest 1GB Huge Pages – An Investigation

Backing Guest vRAM with 1GB Pages

 

 

Oracle on VMware – Collaterals

 

Oracle on vSphere white papers including Best practices, RAC deployment guides, workload characterization guide can be found on the Oracle BCA landing page below.

Oracle Databases on VMware – Best Practices Guide

Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 6.7

What’s new in performance ? vSphere 6.7

https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2017/Perf_Best_Practices_vSphere65.html

What’s New in Performance? VMware vSphere 6.5

http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf

Best Practices for Performance Tuning of Latency-Sensitive Workloads in vSphere VMs

Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications in VMware vSphere 5.5

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0

Oracle 12c and vSphere 6.0 Monster VM

Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5

Tuning Queues – From the Application down to the Storage

 

End of General Support for vSphere 5.0 and vSphere 5.1 (2145103)
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/Perf_Best_Practices_vSphere5.5.pdf

 

 

Oracle RAC on VMware

 

Oracle RAC  on VMware Deployment guide

Oracle RAC and vSphere 5.1 vMotion

Performance Study of Oracle RAC on VMware vSphere 5.0

Oracle 12c RAC Performance on vSphere 5 and EMC

Oracle 11gR2 4 Node RAC vMotion operation with Swingbench – Demo

Virtualizing Oracle RAC – Demo

Oracle RAC Virtualization Technical Case Study – VMware IT

 

Extended Oracle RAC on vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Storage Virtualization

Providing HA to Oracle workloads across sites using vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) – Demo

Oracle Real Application Clusters on Extended Distance Clusters (Oracle RAC 10g R2)

Oracle RAC and Oracle RAC One Node on Extended Distance (Stretched) Clusters

 

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 Multiwriter

Setting Multi Writer Flag for Oracle RAC on vSphere using Power Cli

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

VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1 Release Notes –  PR 1220910: Multi-Writer Locks cannot be set for more than 8 ESXi hosts in a shared environment – In a shared environment such as Raw Device Mapping (RDM) disks, you cannot use Multi-Writer Locks for virtual machines on more than 8 ESXi hosts. If you migrate a virtual machine to a ninth host, it might fail to power on with the error message Could not open xxxx.vmdk or one of the snapshots it depends on. (Too many users). This fix makes the advanced configuration option /VMFS3/GBLAllowMW visible. You can manually enable or disable multi-writer locks for more than 8 hosts by using generation-based locking. This issue is resolved in this release. For more details, see VMware knowledge base article 1034165.

 

Oracle RAC Multiwriter KB

Multi-writer Flag KB (1034165)

Using Oracle RAC on vSphere 6.x VSAN Datastore (2121181)

Attempts to enable the multi-writer virtual disk option on an NFS datastore fail (2147691)

Hot adding a virtual disk in ESXi 5.5 removes the multi-writer flag (2078540)

 

Oracle RAC VMware KB

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) on virtual machines (1020128)

Cloning and converting virtual machine disks with vmkfstools (1028042)

Determining if a VMDK is zeroedthick or eagerzeroedthick (1011170)

Testing VMkernel network connectivity with the vmkping command (1003728)

 

Jumbo Frames with VMware ESXi

VXLAN Series – Different Components – Part 1 (Broadcast/Multicast Explained) – VMware

Network Requirements for Oracle RAC (Broadcast & Multicast) – Oracle Docs

Grid Infrastructure Redundant Interconnect and ora.cluster_interconnect.haip (Doc ID 1210883.1)

Oracle RAC Interconnect Protocols – Support and Roadmap (Doc ID 2434852.1)

RAC Technologies Matrix for Linux Platforms

 

Managing Oracle Cluster Registry and Voting Files – Oracle 19c

Enabling Advanced Features of Oracle Net Services – Oracle 19c

Altering Disk Groups – ASM Rebalance Oracle 19c

 

 

Oracle Fail Safe

 

Oracle Fail Safe Documentation, Release 4.2.1 for Microsoft Windows

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service Update 1 VMware vSphere 6.0

Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering on VMware vSphere 6.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (2147661)

 

 

 

 

Oracle Hyperion and VMware

 

Support for Virtualized Environments – VMware – Hyperion

 

 

 

Oracle on VMware SDDC – Technical Blogs

 

Migrating an Oracle RAC Cluster using Storage vMotion to vSAN Storage – Private Investigation

Migrating non-production Oracle RAC using VMware Storage vMotion with minimal downtime

Around the “Storage World” in no time – Storage vMotion and Oracle Workloads [RAC and Non-RAC]

VMware Snapshots and Oracle non-clustered Independent Persistent disks

“RAC” n “RAC” all night – Oracle RAC on vSphere 6.x – Add shared vmdk online without downtime for Oracle RAC ASM / OCFS2

Add Shared RDM in Physical/Virtual Compatibility mode for Oracle RAC

The Art of P2V and Oracle ASM ( Use Case : Migrate Oracle OVM to vSphere)

On Demand Scaling up resources for Oracle production workloads

Oracle on vSphere – Storage options

 

 

Oracle Backup and Recovery

 

Database Backup and Recovery User’s Guide

BACKUP_TAPE_IO_SLAVES

DBWR_IO_SLAVES

DISK_ASYNCH_IO

FILESYSTEMIO_OPTIONS

Optimizing Deduplication

http://thebackupblog.typepad.com/thebackupblog/2008/07/optimizing-deduplication.html

Maximizing Deduplication Results with Oracle Databases and RMAN

 

 

Oracle dNFS

 

Step by Step – Configure Direct NFS Client (DNFS) on Linux (Doc ID 762374.1)

Mount Options for Oracle files for RAC databases and Clusterware when used with NFS on NAS devices (Doc ID 359515.1)

Collecting The Required Information For Support To Troubleshot DNFS (Direct NFS) Issues (11.1, 11.2 & 12c). (Doc ID 1464567.1)

Configuring File System Storage for Oracle Database

Direct NFS: FAQ (Doc ID 954425.1)

 

 

 

Oracle Data Guard and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

 

Disaster Recovery of Tier 1 Applications on VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Architecting Oracle Database DR Solution on vSphere With Oracle Data Guard and SRM

VMware vSphere Replication Documentation

VMware Site Recovery Manager Documentation

Caveats and Limitations of vSphere Replication 8.1 –  vSphere Replication cannot replicate virtual machines that share vmdk files in this release

Configuring VMware vSphere Replication fails for a virtual machine that is configured with SCSI Bus sharing (2087852)

 

 

Oracle on VMware vSAN

 

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware vSAN

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN – White Paper

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN -Blog

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware vSAN – Demo

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

 

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

Oracle Database on VMware vSAN 6.7

Oracle Database on all-flash vSAN 6.7 Reference Architecture

Oracle Database 12c on VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 All-Flash – White Paper [ OLD] 

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

Webinar – Oracle Database on VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure with vSAN 6.7 (Nov 29, 2018 10:00 AM PDT)

 

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

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

Oracle U2VL with Virtual SAN and the batch processing use case

 

 

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 6.2 New Features

What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.6

An in-depth view into vSAN’s revolutionary features and technologies

Design Considerations for Storage Controllers in vSAN

Disk Controller features and Queue Depth?

Why Queue Depth matters!

“Community” VSAN Storage Controller Queue Depth List

VMware VSAN Demos

vSAN performance diagnostics reports: “vSAN is experiencing congestion in one or more disk group(s)” (2150012)

vSAN performance diagnostics reports: “The size of IOs may not be optimal to achieve the desired goal” (2150019)

Understanding Congestion in vSAN (2150260)

Deduplication and Compression Design Considerations – 6.7

Cormac Hogan – vSAN

Understanding vSAN memory consumption in ESXi 6.5.0d/ 6.0 U3 and later (2113954)

 

 

vSAN sizing guides for Business Critical Applications

vSAN ReadyNode Sizer

vSAN Hybrid TCO and Sizing Calculator

vSAN ReadyNodes

New HCI Assessment powered by Live Optics

 

Practical vSAN: Measuring Congestion
https://www.sym.bio/practical-vsan-measuring-congestion/
https://dev-sym.pantheon.io/practical-vsan-part-2-adjusting-congestion-buffer-sizes/

 

iSCSI on vSAN Limitations and Considerations

Best practices for using vSAN 6.5 iSCSI devices (2148216)

Best practices for using vSAN 6.7 iSCSI devices (57344)

 

How to use and interpret performance statistics collected using vSAN Observer (2064240)

vSAN Performance Graphs in the vSphere Web Client (2144493)

VMware Virtual SAN Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Reference Manual

vSAN Performance Service

 

VMware vSAN with Intel Optane Review

 

 

 

vSAN 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

 

 

Oracle & VM / vSAN Encryption

 

Oracle Advanced Security Guide

vSphere 6.5: VM and vSAN Encryption FAQ

 

 

Oracle & VAIO / vFRC

 

Accelerating Virtualized Oracle 12c performance with vSphere 5.5 Advanced features Flash Read Cache and vMotion

VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache

vFRC FAQ

Configuring vSphere Flash Read Cache

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/

 

 

VMware VAAI

 

Frequently Asked Questions for vStorage APIs for Array Integration (1021976)

VMware vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI)

VAAI Comparison – Block versus NAS – Cormac

 

 

 

Oracle & VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOL)

 

White Paper

Virtual Volumes: A game changer for operations of virtualized business critical databases

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)

EMC VVOL

Using VMware Virtual Volumes with EMC VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family and Hitachi NAS Platform

VMware vSphere 6.5 Virtual Volume Environment Deployment in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes on HPE 3PAR StoreServ

Operation Guide for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes – Fujitsu

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on Dell PS Series

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes – NEC Corporation of America

Virtual Volumes on Nimble OS 3

Pure Storage and VVOL

Utilizing VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL) with the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX S3 series

Whats New in Virtual Volumes 2.0

vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview

vSphere Virtual Volumes – FAQ

3 Key Reasons Customers Move to Virtual Volumes

Understanding Virtual Volumes (VVols) in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2113013)

Backing Up Virtual Volumes (VVols)

 

 

 

Oracle & VMware NSX

 

Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX – Demo

Using Jumbo Frames on VMware NSX for Oracle Workloads

 

 

Oracle & vROPS

 

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Oracle Database

Blue Medora’s vROps Management Pack for Oracle Database

Blue Medora’s vROps Management Pack for OEM Overview

Blue Medora MP for Oracle Enterprise Manager

 

 

Oracle Database as a Service (DBaaS)

 

Virtual LiVefire Solutions Oracle RAC-as-a-Service

Oracle RAC DBaaS using vRealize Automation & Orchestration – Demo

Accelerating Database-as-a-Service(DBaaS) with VMware vRealize Automation and EMC XtremIO All-Flash Array

DBaaS at EMC using vRealize Suite

Deploying Database-as-a-Service with Pure Storage and VMware

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Reference Architecture with VMware and Tintri

Enabling Oracle EM12c-­‐based Database-­‐as-­‐a-­‐Service on VMware with the Blue Medora Plugin for VMware

DBaaS with Oracle 12c, EMC XtremeIO and VMware (vCAC)

 

 

RHEL Docker and Kubernetes

 

https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/containers/whats-a-linux-container
https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/containers/what-is-docker
https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/containers/what-is-kubernetes

 

 

VxRAIL / VxRACK

 

DELL EMC VxRAIL BEST PRACTICES FOR DATA SERVICES

DELL EMC VXRAIL APPLIANCE OPERATIONS GUIDE

BUSINESS CRITICAL APPLICATIONS ON VXRAIL

Advantages of Dell EMC VxRack Systems for Oracle Databases

 

 

 

 

 

VMware Important KB Articles

 

Virtual machine hardware versions (1003746)

ESXi/ESX hosts and compatible virtual machine hardware versions list (2007240)

Upgrading a virtual machine to the latest hardware version (multiple versions) (1010675)

Configuring disks to use VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) controllers (1010398)

Which vSCSI controller should I choose for performance?

Achieving a Million I/O Operations per Second from a Single VMware vSphere 5.0 Host

SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility

 

VMFS v/w RDM

Performance Characterization of VMFS and RDM Using a SAN

Migrating virtual machines with Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) (1005241)

Migrating RDMs, and a question for RDM Users

Difference between Physical compatibility RDMs and Virtual compatibility RDMs (2009226)

Cannot find “disk.EnableUUID = “TRUE”” parameter in vmx file, when creating Windows Server 2016 virtual machine using Host Client (52815)

 

A snapshot removal can stop a virtual machine for long time (1002836)

Cloning Individual Virtual Machine Disks via vMA and vCLI (1027872)

Cloning and converting virtual machine disks with vmkfstools (1028042)

Cloning individual virtual machine disks via the ESX/ESXi host terminal (1027876)

 

Controlling LUN queue depth throttling in VMware ESX/ESXi (1008113)

Configuring advanced driver module parameters in ESX/ESXi (1017588)

Large-scale workloads with intensive I/O patterns might require queue depths significantly greater than Paravirtual SCSI default values (2053145)

Increasing the disk timeout values for a Linux 2.6 virtual machine (1009465)

Tuning options for disk I/O performance in Linux virtual machines (2011861)

Changing the queue depth for QLogic, Emulex, and Brocade HBAs (1267)

Checking the queue depth of the storage adapter and the storage device (1027901)

Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi 4.x and later (1027206)

Identifying correct driver for ESXi/ESX host PCI devices (HBA) using VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCL) (1031534)

Quiescing Oracle Database on Windows for Backup with VMware VDPA

Troubleshooting migration compatibility error: Device is a SCSI controller engaged in bus-sharing (1003797)

Using Virtual NVMe With ESXi 6.5 and virtual machine Hardware Version 13 (2147714)

 

Virtual Machines using large pages can temporarily become unresponsive after vMotion (2144984)

Virtual machine performance degrades while a vMotion is being performed (2007595)

Understanding and troubleshooting vMotion (1003734)

 

Large packet loss at the guest operating system level on the VMXNET3 vNIC in ESXi (2039495)

Disabling Time Synchronization (1189)

Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine (1001805)

RSS and multiqueue support in Linux driver for VMXNET3 (2020567)

VMXNET3 resource considerations on a Linux virtual machine that has vSphere DirectPath I/O with vMotion enabled (2058349)

Poor network performance or high network latency on Windows virtual machines (2008925)

VMXNET3 resource considerations on a Windows virtual machine that has vSphere DirectPath I/O with vMotion enabled (2061598)

Low throughput for UDP workloads on Windows virtual machines (2040065)

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

 

Scheduler operation when using CPU Affinity (2145719)

Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has stopped responding: VMM and Guest CPU usage comparison (1017926)

High co-stop (%CSTP) values seen during virtual machine snapshot activities (2000058)

Determining if multiple virtual CPUs are causing performance issues (1005362)

Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments

VMware Communities: Interpreting esxtop Statistics

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

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

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

Using esxtop to Troubleshoot Performance Problems – VMware

Using esxtop to identify storage performance issues for ESX / ESXi (multiple versions) (1008205)

vSphere 6 ESXTOP quick Overview for Troubleshooting

ESXTOP Guide

 

vNUMA is disabled if vCPU hotplug is enabled (2040375)

Does corespersocket Affect Performance?

Setting the number of cores per CPU in a virtual machine (1010184)

Virtual Machine vCPU and vNUMA Rightsizing – Rules of Thumb

 

 

Troubleshooting Storage Performance in vSphere – Storage Queues
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/07/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-5-storage-queues.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/05/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-1-the-basics-.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/06/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-2.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/06/troubleshooting-storage-performance-in-vsphere-part-3-ssd-performance.html

Pure Storage Cody Hosterman

VMware I/O queues, “micro-bursting”, and multipathing

 

VMware Performance Impact Statement for ‘L1 Terminal Fault – VMM’ (L1TF – VMM) mitigations: CVE-2018-3646 (55767)

VMware response to ‘L1 Terminal Fault – VMM’ (L1TF – VMM) Speculative-Execution vulnerability in Intel processors for vSphere: CVE-2018-3646 (55806)

Implementing Hypervisor-Specific Mitigations for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) Vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and CVE-2019-11091) in vSphere (67577)

https://blogs.vmware.com/feed-items/l1-terminal-fault-l1tf-vmware-vsphere-patches-2

New Scheduler Option for vSphere 6.7 U2

L1TF – L1 Terminal Fault Attack – CVE-2018-3620 & CVE-2018-3646

 

 

 

Symantec Clustering on VMware

 

Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability 6.x in guest storage, high availability, and disaster recovery support (Partner Verified and Supported) (2046035)

What configuration does InfoScale support when simultaneous write protection is disabled?

InfoScale support for SCSI Bus Sharing configurations and VMware vMotion

Storage Foundation Cluster File System HA on VMware VMDK Deployment Guide

 

 

Red Hat Clusters on VMware

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 High Availability Add-On Overview

Support Policies for RHEL High Availability Clusters – Virtualization Platforms

How to configure VMware fencing using fence_vmware_soap in Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add On?

Are VMware VMDK disk images a supported shared storage method in Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Cluster?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Configuration Example – Oracle HA on Cluster Suite

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Cluster, High Availability, and GFS Deployment Recommended Practices

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Configuring the Red Hat High Availability Add-On with Pacemaker

Using Red Hat Clustering Suite on a vSphere 6.x vSAN Datastore (2151774)

 

 

Oracle Sun Cluster on VMware

 

Clustering Solaris Guests That Run on VMware with Sun Cluster 3.2 Software

Oracle Cluster 3.3 Setup Solaris 10 x86(VMware)

 

 

HPE Serviceguard on VMware

 

HPE Serviceguard for Linux with VMware virtual machines

HP Serviceguard for Linux with VMware virtual machines

Using HP Serviceguard for Linux with VMware

 

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster

 

VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices VMware vSphere 6.0

VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Case Study

Stretched Clusters and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Understanding the Options and Goals

 

 

EMC VPLEX

 

Implementing VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) using EMC VPLEX (2007545)

Using VMware vSphere with EMC VPLEX

Using SRDF/METRO in a VMware Metro Storage Cluster running Oracle E-Business Suite and 12c RAC

EMC vPLEX , VNX & vSphere Metro Storage Cluster

 

 

HP Peer Persistence

 

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP 3PAR StoreServ Peer Persistence (2055904)

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP LeftHand Multi-Site (2020097)

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HPE 3PAR Peer Persistence

Implementing VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HP LeftHand Multi-Site storage

 

 

Hitachi VSP

 

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (2073278)

Deploying a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) using Hitachi NAS (HNAS) Platform with Synchronous Disaster Recovery (SyncDR) Cluster software in VMware vSphere (2085108)

Deploy VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with Hitachi NAS Platform on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Using Global-Active Device

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (featuring Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform) (2039406)

Deploy VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

 

IBM SVC

 

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2032346)

VMware HA and vMotion with stretched IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Cluster (2000948)

 

 

Netapp MetroCluster

 

A Continuous-Availability Solution for VMware vSphere and NetApp

MetroCluster Version 8.2.1 Best Practices for Implementation

VMware support with NetApp MetroCluster (1001783)

Oracle Databases on ONTAP

vSphere 6 on NetApp MetroCluster 8.3

VMware vSphere with ONTAP

NetApp Best Practice Guidelines for Oracle Database 11g

Best Practices for Running VMware vSphere on Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

 

 

 

VMware Unix to Linux

 

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

 

 

User Groups

 

Oracle User Group Community Portal

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.

 

 

VMware Solutions Lab

 

The VMware Solutions Labs, founded in 2016 has a charter to bring together the many Hardware, Software and Implementation partners in the greater VMware ecosystem in an externally accessible lab environment. Constant requests for collaboration from VMware partners in all disciplines accentuated the need for a unique location and process to streamline the submissions, selection and subsequent creation of co-branded collateral including white papers and videos. The solutions lab is located outside the VMware network and accessible via the Internet facilitating collaboration between VMware and partners in joint solutions.

 

 

 

Oracle MySQL

 

Virtualization for MySQL on VMware: Best Practices and Performance Guide

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Oracle VM – 4x More Marketing, 4x Fewer Substantiated Facts

Exadata v/s vBlock

http://houseofbrick.com/exadata-vs-vblock-a-case-study