Migrating non-production Oracle RAC using VMware Storage vMotion with minimal downtime
Much has been discussed and documented about Storage vMotion of Oracle RAC Clusters on VMware SDDC which can be found in the numerous blog posts available at Oracle on VMware Collateral – One Stop Shop.
Development, QA , Pre-Production RAC clusters form an important part of any RAC deployment environment and while they may not be as large as the production RAC clusters, they are deemed equally critical for the software life cycle process . Fortunately they are not constrained by the 100% uptime business SLA’s which means admins can choose to go another route of storage vMotioning Oracle RAC with minimal downtime in a very short time.
This blog focuses on storage vMotion of a 2 Node non-production Oracle RAC Cluster with storage on one datastore to a datastore on a different storage system with minimal downtime and time.
Let’s us first review some key ideas, including the deployment model of Oracle on vSphere and the fundamentals of Storage vMotion.
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