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One Stop Shop

 

Here is a 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.

 

One-Stop-Shop1

 

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

 

MyBook

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.

 

 

My Personal Blog

 

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

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.

 

 

2018 VMworld Oracle Bootcamp

 

US

Architecting and Implementing Oracle Workloads on VMware Technologies  [ VAP3769WU ]

On a mission to arm yourself with the latest knowledge and skills needed to master virtualizing Oracle on VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) along with moving workloads to the VMware Cloud on AWS ?

VMworld Customer bootcamps can get you in shape to lead the virtualization charge in your organization, with Instructor-led demos and In-depth course work designed to put you in the ranks of the IT elite.

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

VMworld 2018 US Content Catalog

More details about it can be found here.

 

Europe

Update : Apps bootcamps have been CANCELLED due to scheduling conflict. More details about it can be found here.

 

 

Past VMworld Oracle Bootcamp

 

VMworld 2017 Oracle Customer Bootcamps

 

 

VMworld Sessions

 

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

 

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 – Dispelling the Licensing myths

Oracle on VMware vSphere, vSAN & VxRAIL – Preparing for an the Oracle Audit

Oracle on VMware vSphere, vSAN & VxRAIL – Asks the Oracles

Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS – Unraveling the licensing myth

 Oracle on Amazon RDS on VMware – Licensing options

 

 

Oracle Licensing Collaterals

 

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

 

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

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

Straight Talk on Oracle on vSphere Licensing webinar

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

 

Licensing Databases on EMC and VMware Technology

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

Licensing Oracle on AWS: Opening a Window Wide to the Cloud

http://houseofbrick.com/mars-vs-oracle/

 

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)

 

FlashStack + LicenseFortress – VLSS

Licensing Oracle on AWS? A Word of Caution

 

 

 

Documentation

 

Oracle Documentation

Oracle Clusterware Control (CRSCTL) Utility Reference 12.2

Oracle Database 12c: INTERACTIVE QUICK REFERENCE

Oracle Developer Community

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation

Oracle Linux Documentation

VMware Docs

VMware Configuration Maximums

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) playlist

 

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

Apps on vSphere

 

 

VMware Cloud on AWS

 

Migrating Oracle Workloads (Standalone and RAC) to VMware Cloud on AWS – Reference Architecture

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

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

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

VMware Cloud on AWS: Live End to End Demo

Oracle Database Performance: VMware Cloud on AWS

Oracle Database Performance with VMware Cloud on AWS

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

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

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

AWS Storage Gateway

Learning Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX)

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

 

 

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

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?

 

 

Oracle & RDMA

 

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

 

 

 

Oracle on VMware

 

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

End of General Support for vSphere 5.0 and vSphere 5.1 (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

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

 

 

Oracle RAC on VMware

 

Oracle RAC  on VMware Deployment guide

Multi-writer Flag KB (1034165)

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

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

Oracle RAC and vSphere 5.1 vMotion

Performance Study of Oracle RAC on VMware vSphere 5.0

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

Virtualizing Oracle RAC – Demo

Extended Oracle RAC on vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Storage Virtualization

Oracle RAC Virtualization Technical Case Study – VMware IT

Oracle 12c RAC Performance on vSphere 5 and EMC

 

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 KB

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)

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)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

 

 

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

 

 

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 12c on VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 All-Flash – White Paper

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

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 sizing guides for Business Critical Applications

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)

VSAN 6.2 Part 1 – Deduplication and Compression

VSAN 6.2 Part 3 – Software Checksum

VSAN 6.2 Part 4 – IOPS limit for object

vSAN ReadyNode Sizer

vSAN Hybrid TCO and Sizing Calculator

vSAN ReadyNodes

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/

 

 

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)

 

 

Oracle & VMware NSX

 

Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX – Demo

 

 

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

 

 

VMware Important KB Articles

 

Virtual machine hardware versions (1003746)

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

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)

 

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)

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

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

Exadata v/s vBlock

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