Category Archives: Oracle

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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PVSCSI Controllers and Queue Depth – Accelerating performance for Oracle Workloads

For readers who are familiar with the Asterix and Obelix series, the magic potion refers to the potion brewed by Getafix, that gives the Gaulish warriors superhuman strength.           One of VMware’s magic portion for Oracle … Continue reading

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VMworld 2020 – Breakout Sessions , Expert Round Tables and Demos focused on Business Critical Applications (BCA)

Join us at VMworld 2020 to learn how Business Critical Apps benefit from our latest platforms           VMworld 2020 will be a global online event starting September 29 – October 1, 2020. While the program will … Continue reading

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To NUMA or not to NUMA – Oracle workloads and NUMA

    To NUMA or not to NUMA – that’s the question that comes up when considering Oracle workloads and NUMA.   This blog Is not meant to be a deep dive on ESXi NUMA constructs Is not meant to … Continue reading

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