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

VMware Solutions Lab

Oracle Business Critical Applications on VMware

Oracle Licensing on VMware Platform – VMware Support

Oracle Licensing on VMware Hybrid Cloud (On-premises and VMware Clouds)

Oracle Java SE Licensing

Oracle Licensing – Partners

Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

Azure VMware Solutions

Google Cloud VMware Solution

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution

Oracle on VMware SDDC – Technical Blogs

Oracle on VMware – Important Collaterals

VMware Important KB Articles

VMware vSphere – What’s new

Oracle Best Practices on VMware

Oracle High Availability on VMware

Oracle Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery on VMware

Oracle & VMware Persistent Memory

Oracle & RDMA

Oracle and 4K Sector

Oracle and Storage – General

Oracle and Extreme Performance Series

Oracle on VMware vSAN

vSAN Collateral

Oracle on VxRAIL/VCF

Oracle & VAIO

Oracle & VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOL)

SRM , vVOLS , VCDR  – Collaterals

Oracle & vROPS

Oracle & DBaaS

Oracle & NSX

Oracle & NVME , NVMe/FCP , NVMe/TCP

RHEL Docker and Kubernetes

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

Oracle MySQL

VMware and Oracle User Groups – Collaboration

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

 

My name is Sudhir Balasubramanian , I am a Senior Staff Solution Architect and Global Oracle Field Practice lead for VMware currently working in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group (CIBG) specializing in all Oracle Technologies on VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform.

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I have also posted useful links , event participation, videos, audios etc to my personal blog A journey in Virtualizing Oracle on VMware [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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Business Critical Applications on VMware

 

The Oracle BCA on VMware landing page is located here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
  • 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 ]
  • 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

 

tsanet1      tsanet2

 

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More details can be found at the url here.

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle Licensing on VMware Hybrid Cloud (On-premises and VMware Clouds)

 

Oracle licensing DOES NOT change , whether you run Oracle workloads on a

  • Classic vSphere environment connected to a NAS  / SAN
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solution like vSAN, VxRAIL etc
  • Oracle workloads on VMware Cloud e.g 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 VMware Cloud on AWS – Custom CPU Core Count

 

Feature Brief: Custom CPU Core Count

VMware Cloud on AWS – Using Policies and Profiles

VMware Cloud on AWS Infrastructure Visibility using Log intelligence

VMware Cloud Monitoring and Logging Model

Using VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud (formerly known as VMware Log Intelligence)

Filter and Forward VMware Cloud on AWS events from Log Intelligence to various endpoints

 

Oracle on vSphere Certification, Support and Licensing Guide 2017

Oracle on VMware Support Policy – Metalink Note 249212.1 – Updated Nov 12,2021

Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Support on Non-Oracle Clouds

 

 

VMware Cloud on AWS – Service Description –  “We will provide support for problems that you report to assist with adoption of and related to the Service Offering. Support may be provided in any country in which we or our agents maintain facilities. To the extent you provide any Content (as defined in the Terms of Service) in connection with support, we will handle that Content in any such country in accordance with the Terms of Service. VMware support includes all aspects of the SDDC components, and the underlying AWS bare metal instance types. This includes support for virtual machines, containers, and supported guest operating systems. In addition, VMware will provide commercially reasonable assistance with installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of supported applications, including but not limited to Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware Technology Partners. “

Oracle on Amazon RDS on VMware – Licensing options

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle Java SE Licensing

 

https://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/oracle-virtualization.html

 

 

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

Oracle Java on VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform – Dispelling the Oracle Java Licensing myths

What You Need to Know About Changes to Java Licensing

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

 

 

 

 

Oracle Licensing – Partners

 

DBTA webinars

“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

 

VMware – IOUG 2014 Survey

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

Former Oracle execs warn that Big Red’s auditing process is also a ‘sales enablement tool’

 

 

FlashStack + LicenseFortress – VLSS

LicenseFortress Raises the Bar in Oracle Software License Compliance with the Addition of Experienced Legal Counsel Beeman & Muchmore, LLP

Licensing Oracle on AWS? A Word of Caution

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS

 

Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE – using VMware HCX and Oracle Native tools

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 Database Performance: VMware Cloud on AWS

Oracle Database Performance with VMware Cloud on AWS

Oracle Database Performance: VMware Cloud on AWS i3 vs i3en

 

Oracle E-Business Failover on AWS Using VMware Cloud on AWS

Installing Oracle E-Business Suite RAC on VMware Cloud at AWS SDDC

 

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

 

 

 

 

VMware Cloud on AWS

 

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

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS

Faction

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP with VMware Cloud on AWS Virtual Machines

 

Amazon EC2 Instance Types

AWS Storage Gateway

Amazon EBS Volume Types

VMware Cloud on AWS – Using Amazon EFS

VMware Cloud on AWS Release Notes

 

Announcing VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts Beta

AWS Outposts

 

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) – Native

Announcing the General Availability of Amazon RDS on VMware

What is Amazon RDS on VMware?

How Amazon RDS on VMware Works

Amazon RDS on VMware – VMware Database Management Essentials Release Notes

Amazon RDS on VMware pricing

 

VMware Cloud on AWS Sizer and TCO

 

VMware Cloud on AWS: Stretched Clusters

Why Stretched Clusters is not the same as a Disaster Recovery Solution

 

 

 

 

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

 

Introducing Project Dimension

Announcing VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Now Available!

Introducing the 2nd Generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

 

 

 

 

 

Azure VMware Solutions

 

Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple – Technical docs

CloudSimple nodes overview

Optimize your CloudSimple Private Cloud for installing Oracle RAC

 

 

 

 

Google Cloud VMware Solution

 

VMware Cloud Foundation comes to Google Cloud

Google Cloud VMware Engine – GA

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution – A New beginning of a Strategic relationship – 09/16/2019

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

OCVS

 

 

 

 

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

 

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

 

 

 

 

Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution

 

Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution

 

 

 

 

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

 

 

 

 

Oracle on VMware SDDC – Technical Blogs

 

Oracle on vSphere – Storage options

 

On Demand Scaling up resources for Oracle production workloads – Hot Add CPU and Hot Add Memory

Hot Remove CPU and Memory for Oracle production workloads

Accelerating Oracle workloads with vSphere 6.7 Guest 2M & 1GB Huge Pages – An Investigation

 

On Demand Scaling up / Scaling down Storage resources for Oracle production workloads – Hot Add and Hot Remove non-clustered Disks

“RAC” n “RAC” all night – Oracle RAC on VMware vSphere – Updated

To be “RDM for Oracle RAC”, or not to be, that is the question [Add Shared RDM in Physical/Virtual Compatibility mode for Oracle RAC]

 

On Demand hot extend non-clustered Oracle Disks online without downtime – Hot Extend non-clustered Disks

On Demand hot extend clustered vmdk’s online without downtime – Hot Extend RAC clustered disks

 

Oracle RAC on vSAN 6.7 P01 – No more Eager Zero Thick requirement for shared vmdk’s – VMware vSAN 6.7 P01 (ESXi 6.7 Patch Release ESXi670-201912001) release date DEC 5, 2019

Oracle RAC storage migration from non-vSAN to vSAN 6.7 P01 – Through Thick to Thin

 

Storage vMotion for Oracle Non-RAC Workloads within same vSphere Cluster

 

Storage vMotion for Oracle RAC Workloads within same vSphere Cluster

Migrating non-production Oracle RAC using VMware Storage vMotion with minimal downtime within same vSphere Cluster

Migrating an Oracle RAC Cluster using Storage vMotion to vSAN Storage – Private Investigation [EZT to Thin]

 

No downtime Storage vMotion of Oracle RAC Cluster using shared vmdk’s with multi-writer attribute from one vSAN to another vSAN Cluster using VMware HCI Mesh

Deploying Oracle Workloads on vSAN HCI Mesh Compute Cluster – Disaggregating Compute and Storage

 

Backing up Oracle Workloads (RAC & Non-RAC) with VMware Snapshot Technology

VMware Snapshots and Oracle non-clustered Independent Persistent disks

 

Reclaiming dead space from Oracle databases on VMware Hybrid Platform

 

Tuning Queues – From the Application down to the Storage

PVSCSI Controllers and Queue Depth – Accelerating performance for Oracle Workloads

PVSCSI Controllers and Queue Depth – ASM SAME and Oracle Workloads

 

To NUMA or not to NUMA – Oracle workloads and NUMA

 

The Art of P2V and Oracle ASM – Migrate Oracle OVM to vSphere

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle on VMware – Important Collaterals

 

Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5

VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study Scaling Monster Virtual Machines

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0

Oracle 12c and vSphere 6.0 Monster VM

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

Virtualizing Oracle WebLogic Server on VMware vSphere

Support for Virtualized Environments – VMware – Hyperion

 

 

 

 

 

VMware Important KB Articles

 

Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832)

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)

Testing VMkernel network connectivity with the vmkping command (1003728)

 

Intel Cluster-on-Die (COD) Technology, and VMware vSphere 5.5 U3b and 6.x (2142499)

NUMA nodes are heavily load imbalanced causing high contention for some virtual machines (2097369)

A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors

 

Enabling or disabling verbose logging on QLogic and Emulex Host Bus Adapters (1005576)

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

Understanding the Three Types of VM Tools

Understanding IP Multicast in ESXi/ESX (2044735)

Multicast Filtering Modes

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

 

Using the esxtop Utility

The Skinny on ESXTOP

How To: Capture System Performance Data with esxtop  – Pure Storage

Interpreting esxtop Statistics

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

 

 

 

VMware vSphere – What’s new

 

vSphere 6.5 Storage

What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Core Storage

Introducing vSphere 7: Features & Technology for the Hybrid Cloud

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

What’s New in vSphere 7 Update 2

What’s New in vSphere 7 Update 2 Core Storage

vSphere 7 Update 3 – What’s New

What’s New with vSphere 7 Update 3 Core Storage

 

 

 

 

Oracle Best Practices on VMware

 

General BCA Best Practices guide

Oracle on VMware Best Practices guide

Architecting General Business Critical Applications (BCA) and Oracle on VMware vSphere Platform – New Best Practices Guide

 

 

 

 

Oracle High Availability on VMware

 

Oracle VMware Hybrid Cloud High Availability Guide – REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE

Support Position for Oracle Products Running on VMware Virtualized Environments (Doc ID 249212.1)
Oracle Database Support for Non-Oracle Public Cloud Environments (Doc ID 2688277.1)

Can We Setup RAC in OCI-C or OCI compute VM? (Doc ID 2313078.1)

 

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 RAC Virtualization Technical Case Study – VMware IT

Extended Oracle RAC on vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Storage Virtualization

Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX – Demo

 

 

 

 

Oracle Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery on VMware

 

Oracle Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds

Oracle Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds – Blog

Quiescing Oracle Database on Windows for Backup with VMware VDPA

 

 

 

 

Oracle & VMware Persistent Memory

 

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

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

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

 

Accelerate Oracle Redo performance using Intel Optane DC PMM backed Oracle 21c Persistent Memory Filestore on VMware vSphere – App Direct Mode

Accelerate Oracle Smart Flash Cache performance using Intel Optane DC PMM backed Oracle 21c Persistent Memory Filestore on VMware vSphere  -App Direct Mode

Accelerating Critical Oracle Workloads with VMware Persistent Memory backed by Intel DC Optane PMM – Demo

 

Oracle workloads using Intel Optane DC PMM in Memory Mode on VMware vSphere platform – An Investigation

 

Persistent Memory Performance on vSphere 6.7 – Performance Study – August 13, 2018

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

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory “Memory Mode” Virtualized Performance Study – July 28, 2019

VMware vSphere Performance with Intel Optane Persistent Memory in Memory Mode – Balanced Profile – Performance Study – August 10, 2020

 

Implementing Intel Optane Persistent Memory BIOS Optimizations for Memory Mode

 

VMware vSphere 7.0 U2 and vSphere HA for SAP HANA with DRAM and Intel® Optane™ PMem in App-Direct Mode

Persistent Memory technology as the new normal with VMware vSphere® Memory Monitoring and Remediation (vMMR)

Mainstream Intel Optane Pmem with VMware vMMR

Understanding Persistent Memory in vSphere

Enhance VMware VMs with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Announcing VMware vSphere Support for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Technology

vSphere Support for Intel’s Optane Persistent Memory (PMEM) (67645)

VM nvdimm config options for NUMA (78094)

 

SAP HANA with Intel Optane Persistent Memory on VMware vSphere

Introducing Project Capitola: Software defined memory for data centric workloads

 

SuperMicro Servers with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module Support (83575)

 

 

 

Oracle and RDMA

 

Programming the Verbs API for a PVRDMA Device on ESXi 6.5 / ESXi 6.7 Hosts (2147694)

 

 

 

 

Oracle and 4K Sector

 

Oracle Workloads and Redo Log Blocksize – 512 bytes or 4k blocksize for redo log

FAQ: Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and vSAN (2091600)

VSAN PERFORMANCE IS DEGRADED WHEN I/O’s ARE NOT 4K ALIGNED (83134)

 

 

 

 

Oracle and Storage – General

 

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

vSphere 7 RDM to Shared VMDK Migration

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

Clustered VMDK support for WSFC

SCSI, SATA, and NVMe Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility

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

Device Sector Formats

Migrating RDMs, and a question for RDM Users

Unable to add a physical mode disk mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine stored on an NFS datastore (1001856)

Adding an RDM LUN to the second node in the MSCS cluster fails with the error: Incompatible device backing specified for device ‘0’ (2054897)

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

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

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

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

Resetting Changed Block Tracking for VMware vSphere virtual machines (2139574)

Powering on a VM configured with the multi-writer flag enabled fails with error: Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes/datastore/vmfolder/.disk.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on (2110452)

Switching a raw data mapping between physical and virtual compatibility modes in ESX/ESXi (1006599)

Interpreting SCSI sense codes in VMware ESXi and ESX (289902)

T10 – SCSI Sense Keys

T10 – SCSI ASC/ASCQ Assignments

VMware Communities – Failed H:0x0 D:0x2 P:0x0 Valid sense data

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle and Extreme Performance Series

 

Extreme Performance Video Blog Series

Extreme Performance Series: Monster Database Virtual Machines

Extreme Performance Series: Accelerating Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Clouds

 

 

 

 

Oracle on VMware vSAN

 

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware vSAN

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware vSAN

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN -Blog

 

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

Oracle Database on VMware vSAN 6.7 – White Paper (2020 Updated)

Oracle Database on all-flash vSAN 6.7 Reference Architecture – Blog

 

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

 

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

Oracle Database 12c on VMware VSAN — Day 2 Operations and Management – White Paper (2020 Updated)

Oracle U2VL with Virtual SAN and the batch processing use case

 

 

 

 

vSAN Collateral

 

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

vSAN datastore support for InfoScale Enterprise (Veritas Technote)

Business Critical Application Reference Architectures

VirtualBlocks – Oracle

vSAN Quick Links

vSAN stripes (How, When and Why?)

Demystifying Stripe Width in vSAN

Design Considerations for Storage Controllers in vSAN

Disk Controller features and Queue Depth?

Why Queue Depth matters!

“Community” VSAN Storage Controller Queue Depth List

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

vSAN Space Efficiency Technologies

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

How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk group using esxcli (2150567)

vSAN ReadyNodes

New HCI Assessment powered by Live Optics

vSAN 6.7 U3 – WSFC with Shared Disks & SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations

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

VMware vSAN with Intel Optane Review

VMware vSAN Operations Guidance

Practical vSAN: Measuring Congestion – https://www.sym.bio/practical-vsan-measuring-congestion/

VMware IOInsight – Tool to help a VM’s storage I/O behavior IOInsight

Introducing VMware vSAN HCI Mesh

VMware vSAN HCI Mesh Tech Note

vSAN RA – Target Workloads – Delphix Dynamic Data Platform on VMware vSAN

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

Demystifying Capacity Reporting in vSAN

Asymmetrical vSAN Clusters – What is Allowed, and What is Smart

The Importance of Space Reclamation for Data Usage Reporting in vSAN

 

 

 

 

Oracle on VxRAIL/VCF

 

Oracle RAC on VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail

Oracle RAC on VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail -PDF

Built to Scale with VCF on VxRail and Oracle 19C RAC

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

 

 

 

 

Oracle & VAIO

 

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/

 

 

 

 

Oracle & VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOL)

 

Virtualizing Oracle Workloads with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on VMware Hybrid Cloud

Moving away from DBA-as-a-Service to Database as a Service (DBaaS) for Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Platform

 

Whats New in Virtual Volumes 2.0

Virtual Volumes Support for Oracle RAC – In addition to all the array-based replication functionality, vVols 2.0 is also now validated to support Oracle RAC workloads (similar to validation for VMFS) delivering policy-based, VM-centric storage for Business Critical Applications like Oracle RAC.

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

 

Tech Zone – VVOLS

vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview

vSphere Virtual Volumes – FAQ

Understanding Virtual Volumes (vVols) in VMware vSphere 6.7 (2113013)

Backing Up Virtual Volumes (VVols)

 

Queue Depth Limits and VVol Protocol Endpoints

Pure Storage and VVOL

Web Guide: Implementing vSphere Virtual Volumes with FlashArray

Web Guide: Virtual Volumes Quick Start Guide

Datastore Management

FlashArray 3.0 Plugin for the vSphere Web Client

Oracle database cloning using VVols

Troubleshooting Virtual Volume Setup

What Happens when a Single VASA Service is Unreachable?

Understanding Virtual Volumes and Failure Scenarios

 

 

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

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

 

OLD paper

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes: A Game Changer for Business-Critical Oracle Databases – White Paper

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

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)

 

 

 

 

SRM , VSR  , VCDR  – Collaterals

 

Unique Features with vVols and SRM

Managing Your DR Recovery SDDC Deployment Method

VMware Cloud Flex Storage

SCFS Video

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery Release Notes

Rapid Ransomware Recovery Needs a New Type of Filesystem

 

 

 

 

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 & DBaaS

 

Moving away from DBA-as-a-Service to Database as a Service (DBaaS) for Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Platform

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

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

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

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)

DBaaS at EMC using vRealize Suite

 

 

 

 

Oracle & NSX

 

Using Jumbo Frames on VMware NSX for Oracle Workloads

 

 

 

 

Oracle & NVMe / NVMe/FCP

 

About VMware NVMe Storage

vSphere 6.5 Storage – Virtual NVMe Device

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

Base NVM Express – Part One

NVMe Over Fabrics – Part Two

Performance Characterization of NVMe-oF in vSphere 7.0 U1

Announcing NVMe/TCP Support with VMware vSphere 7 Update 3

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Veritas InfoScale Enterprise 7.x in guest storage, high availability, and disaster recovery support (Partner Verified and Supported) (51476)

Veritas InfoScale Virtualization Guide – Linux on ESXi

 

 

 

 

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

Is live migration supported for VMs that are members of a RHEL cluster?

Support Policies for RHEL High Availability clusters – fence_vmware_rest

Design Guidance for RHEL High Availability Clusters – VMware Virtual Machines as Cluster Members

Support Policies for RHEL High Availability Clusters – VMware Virtual Machines as Cluster Members

Using Red Hat Clustering Suite or SUSE Linux 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)

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle MySQL

 

Virtualization for MySQL on VMware: Best Practices and Performance Guide

MySQL on VMware vSAN 6.7 All-Flash

 

 

 

 

VMware and Oracle User Groups – Collaboration

 

VMware and DOAG German Oracle User Group – January 23th – 24th, 2020
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2020/02/vmware-and-doag-german-oracle-user-group-january-23-24-2020.html

 

VMware and Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group (RMOUG) – Training Days, Feb 18th, 2020
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2020/02/vmware-and-rocky-mountain-oracle-user-group-rmoug-training-days-feb-18th-2020.html

 

VMware and Oracle together – A brave World – Oracle Cloud Days, 2020
https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2020/02/vmware-and-oracle-together-a-brave-world-oracle-cloud-days-2020.html