Re: Oracle Performance on VMWare

  • From: "Niall Litchfield" <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jkstill@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:22:08 +0000

Hi Jared

My experience of P2V (vmware converter now I think) is that it is either
extremely straightforward, or else a disaster. This may just show how little
I know about virtualization.


On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
>>  Nope, I don't ask Oracle to support VMWare.  As long as VMWare supports
>> VMWare and Oracle supports Oracle, we're good.  According to Metalink
>> 249212.1, Oracle does support Oracle on VMWare – it's just not *certified
>> *.
> Ah, Ok.  It's that lack of certification that may give people pause.
> The few times I've seen Oracel run on VM, there have been no issues.
> I've seen Oracle Apps 10.x with Oracle 7.3 run on a VM, because the HW
> was too old, needed replaced, and using p2v was *much* easier than trying
> to recreate apps 10.x.
> BTW, please don't ask me how that was done, someone else did it, and I
> don't know what how he did it.  I seem to recall it wasn't quite
> straightforward.
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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