Oracl'es status on vmware Purpose --------- Explain to customers how Oracle supports our products when running on VMware Scope & Application ---------------------- For Customers running Oracle products on VMware virtualized environments. No limitation on use or distribution. Support Status for VMware Virtualized Environments -------------------------------------------------- Oracle has not certified any of its products on VMware virtualized environments. Oracle Support will provide support for Oracle products when running on VMware in the following manner: Oracle will only provide support for issues that either are known to occur on the native OS, or can be demonstrated not to be as a result of running on VMware. If a problem is a known Oracle issue, Oracle support will recommend the appropriate solution on the native OS. If that solution does not work in the VMware virtualized environment, the customer will be referred to VMware for support. When the customer can demonstrate that the Oracle solution does not work when running on the native OS, Oracle will resume support, including logging a bug with Oracle Development for investigation if required. If the problem is determined not to be a known Oracle issue, we will refer the customer to VMware for support. When the customer can demonstrate that the issue occurs when running on the native OS, Oracle will resume support, including logging a bug with Oracle Development for investigation if required. NOTE: Oracle has not certified any of its products on VMWare, but use of Oracle products in the RAC environment is specifically not supported. This is noted because some Oracle product demonstrations have been conducted in a RAC environment using VMware. These are demonstrations only and not certified for use by customers. On 19/07/07, O'Neill, S. (Sean) <Sean.oneill@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote
Has anyone had much experience (good or bad) with running their Oracle DB's on the "vmware" product from VMware Inc. Speaking to local re-sellers there appears to be a division of opinon as to whether or not there are performance hits when doing so. We've a mixed bag of Oracle versions ( 8.1.7 to 10.1.0.4), underpinning various applications on our site all running on Windows Server 2000 or 2003. Any feedback, pointers, or links to useful papers would be appreciated, though I'm really interested in "real life" experiences with the product.