Category Archives: Oracle

Oracle Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds

Customers have successfully run their business-critical Oracle workloads with high-performance demands on VMware vSphere for many years. Common concerns that often delay virtualization of business-critical database workloads include: Rapid database growth and the need to reduce backup windows to meet … Continue reading

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Moving away from DBA-as-a-Service to Database as a Service (DBaaS) for Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Platform

Deploying and managing an Oracle DB environment is not a trivial undertaking. Oracle infrastructure tends to have stringent performance, business continuity, and backup and recovery requirements. To support these requirements, IT departments often are tasked with maintaining sprawling infrastructure for … Continue reading

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Hot Remove CPU and Memory for Oracle production workloads

The previous blog On Demand Scaling up resources for Oracle production workloads – Hot Add CPU and Hot Add Memory focused on how to stop hoarding much needed infrastructure resources and live wisely ever after by scaling up as needed … Continue reading

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Deploying Oracle Workloads on vSAN HCI Mesh Compute Cluster – Disaggregating Compute and Storage

The previous blog No downtime Storage vMotion of Oracle RAC Cluster using shared vmdk’s with multi-writer attribute from one vSAN to another vSAN Cluster using VMware HCI Mesh demonstrated how we can achieve Storage vMotion of Oracle RAC Cluster using … Continue reading

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On Demand hot extend clustered vmdk’s online without downtime – Hot Extend RAC clustered disks

      This blog focuses on the complete list of steps to be taken to increase the size of the clustered vmdk(s) using Multi-writer flag of an Oracle RAC Cluster. This blog describes the various options using both Native Oracle … Continue reading

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Reclaiming dead space from Oracle databases on VMware Hybrid Platform

    Dead space reclamation has always been a challenge especially with thin-provisioned volumes. Thin provisioning dynamically allocated storage on-demand to the workloads in a flexible and efficient manner. Any database day to day 2 operations would include dropping tablespaces, … Continue reading

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No downtime Storage vMotion of Oracle RAC Cluster using shared vmdk’s with multi-writer attribute from one vSAN to another vSAN Cluster using VMware HCI Mesh

The previous blog post “Around the “Storage World” in no time – Storage vMotion for Oracle Workloads (RAC & Non-RAC) within same vSphere Cluster” addressed the following use cases of Storage vMotion of an Oracle RAC Cluster with shared vmdk(s) … Continue reading

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Backing up Oracle Workloads (RAC & Non-RAC) with VMware Snapshot Technology

In computer systems, a snapshot is the state of a system at a particular point in time. To avoid downtime, high-availability systems may instead perform the backup on a snapshot—a read-only copy of the data set frozen at a point … Continue reading

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Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Support on VMware Clouds

Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Support on VMware Clouds   As of December 9th, 2020, VMware recommends that anyone currently running OR planning to run, an Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) in a VMware Cloud environment, reach out to Oracle … Continue reading

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PVSCSI Controllers and Queue Depth – ASM SAME and Oracle Workloads

The previous blog post ’ PVSCSI Controllers and Queue Depth – Accelerating performance for Oracle Workloads’ purpose was to raise awareness of the importance of using PVSCSI adapters with adequate Queue Depth settings for an Oracle workload.   This blog … Continue reading

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