RE: Oracle on windows 2003 on vmware

  • From: "Kerber, Andrew" <Andrew.Kerber@xxxxxxx>
  • To: RROGERS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 15:41:41 -0600

Yeah, my advice is don't do it.  Linux to Windows?  Is this guy a MS
employee perhaps?


Andrew W. Kerber 
Oracle DBA 


"If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving" 

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ron Rogers
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:28 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Oracle on windows 2003 on vmware



Our corporate wiz kid has decided to migrate our Oracle 10g database
from Linux to Windows2003 on Vmware.

Are there any special setup instruction needed to make this work
properly? Any references that I might have missed? I searched the OTN
but did not find anything that jumped out at me.


Linux server. 1 CPU, 4 GIG ram, 3 internal mount points for data.
Oracle setup with 1.6 GIG SGA


Windows VMWARE server. 1 CPU, 4 GIG ram, 3 mount points on SAN(2 fiber
channel 1 SATA) data. Oracle setup with 1.6 GIG SGA


Both servers have the same tables, partitions, and data loaded on one
mount point. In the Windows case it is the SATA SAN.

I set timing on.

I run the query select count(*) from a table that has 500,000,000
records and

 Linux = 4 min, 24.83 seconds

Windows = 19 min,53.19 seconds


The results are proportionatly the same for the other tables that have
millions of records.


Is there any helpful hints that we might have missed when we set up the
VMWARE ESX server for windows/oracle?


When I google for VMWARE and Oracle the results are for Linux and RAC
not windows. Maybe they are trying to tell me something.


Any usefull suggestions?


Ron Rogers


Georgia Lottery Corp.



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