Customers deploying Oracle Database have requirements such as stringent SLAs, consistent performance, and high availability. It can be a major challenge for organizations to manage data storage in these environments due to these demanding business requirements. Common issues in using traditional storage solutions for business-critical applications include inability to easily scale-up and scale-out, storage inefficiency, complex management, high deployment, and operating costs.
VMware®vSAN™ has been widely adopted as an Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution providing a scalable, resilient, and high-performance storage using cost-effective hardware, specifically direct-attached disks in VMware ESXi™hosts. vSAN uses storage policy-based management, which simplifies and automates complex management workflows that exist in traditional enterprise storage systems with respect to configuration and clustering. To show the continued improvement in VMware vSAN software, we have developed this reference architecture document to demonstrate the consistent application experience by improved Oracle workload performance, scalability, and resynchronization performance.
This solution addresses the common business challenges that organizations face today in an online transaction processing (OLTP) environment that requires predictable performance. The solution helps customers design and implement optimal configurations specifically for Oracle Database on all-flash vSAN 6.7.
This Reference Architecture can be found here.