Category Archives: Oracle

Deploying Oracle RAC on VMware vSphere using NVMe-oF/FC with Pure X50 FlashArray and Broadcom LPe36000 Fibre Channel Adapter

Business Critical Oracle Workloads have stringent IO requirements and enabling, sustaining, and ensuring the highest possible performance along with continued application availability is a major goal for all mission critical Oracle applications to meet the demanding business SLA’s, all the … Continue reading

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VMware vSAN File Service for Oracle workloads

vSAN File Service – in the service of critical Oracle workloads Typical Day 2 operations for Oracle DBAs includes and is not limited to Refresh of databases between different environments (e.g., refresh non-production databases from production databases with data masking) … Continue reading

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Oracle workloads using Intel Optane DC PMM in Memory Mode on VMware vSphere platform – An Investigation

Techopedia – “While scaling out involves adding more discrete units to a system in order to add capacity, scaling up involves building existing units by integrating resources into them” Business-critical production Oracle workload are very resource intensive and large memory … Continue reading

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Intel Vision 2022 – VMware & Oracle Workloads collaterals

Intel Vision 2022 (May 10-11, 2022) is the latest in the Intel ON Series – dedicated to the future of business and technology. This two-day event will feature product and partner solution-driven content, leadership insights, demos, and peer-to-peer networking. More … Continue reading

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Accelerate Oracle Smart Flash Cache performance using Intel Optane DC PMM backed Oracle 21c Persistent Memory Filestore on VMware vSphere

Wikipedia – Nicknamed the “Scarlet Speedster”, all incarnations of the Flash possess “super speed“, which includes the ability to run, move, and think extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes, and seemingly violate certain laws of physics. This blog demonstrates how performance … Continue reading

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Accelerate Oracle Redo performance using Intel Optane DC PMM backed Oracle 21c Persistent Memory Filestore on VMware vSphere

Pulling a rabbit out from a hat when you thought the magician had magically whisked him away forever to a far far away land – all of us have seen that. What if we tell you data in memory persists … Continue reading

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Oracle Workloads and Redo Log Blocksize – 512 bytes or 4k blocksize for redo log

What if Obelix of the Asterix & Obelix fame had to throw ‘512-byte size’ menhirs at the Romans? That would take him a long time , yes, even with the magic portion , to get all the Romans. hmmm.. ‘4k … Continue reading

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Architecting General Business Critical Applications (BCA) and Oracle on VMware vSphere Platform – Revamped Best Practices Guide

VMware has created separate best practice documents for compute, storage, networking, and performance. The latest guide can be found at Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere. The BCA team (Sudhir Balasubramanian , Oleg Ulyanov and Deji Akomolafe) has undertaken a … Continue reading

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Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Support on Non-Oracle Clouds

On December 15th , 2020 , there was recent changes made to the Oracle document  – “Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Support on Third-Party Clouds – An Overview and Clarification – Revision 2020.06.14”. “Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Support on … Continue reading

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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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