RE: Oracle products on vmware

  • From: "Allen, Brandon" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Amir.Hameed@xxxxxxxxx" <Amir.Hameed@xxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 09:25:24 -0700

I'm running several production Oracle databases on OEL5.2 and Oracle 
Application Server on OEL4.7, all 64-bit (except OAS) and all running 
on a VMWare ESX 3.5 cluster running on Dell 2950s, each with two quad-core CPUs 
and 32GB RAM.  Performance and stability have been great except for one server 
in the cluster that seems to have a bad fiber adapter or some other problem 
that gives intermittent high disk service times.  We're still troubleshooting 
to identify the cause and have removed that node from the VMWare cluster in the 
meantime.  We did have some performance problems in the beginning when we tried 
to run 32-bit OEL4, but it went away when we switched to 64-bit.  I've opened 
several SRs with Oracle on this environment and had no problems getting support 
for my databases and app servers, and even one SR for Linux, but that's no 
guarantee of future results.


-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Hameed, Amir

I am interested to know if folks in this DL are running mission critical Oracle 
software on vmware

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