VMworld 2018 Oracle Customer Bootcamps

Architecting Oracle Workloads on VMware Technologies 

On a mission to arm yourself with the latest knowledge and skills needed to master virtualizing Oracle on VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) along with moving workloads to the VMware Cloud on AWS ?

 

VMworld Customer bootcamps can get you in shape to lead the virtualization charge in your organization, with Instructor-led demos and In-depth course work designed to put you in the ranks of the IT elite.

Oracle on vSphere
The Oracle on VMware SDDC Bootcamp will provide the attendee the opportunity to learn the essential skills necessary to run Oracle implementations on VMware SDDC with a well defined journey to running the same Oracle workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS.

The best practices and optimal approaches to deployment, operation and management of Oracle database and application software will be presented by VMware expert Sudhir Balasubramanian , Oracle Practice lead, who will be joined by other VMware and Industry Experts.

This technical workshop will exceed the standard breakout session format by delivering “real-life,” instructor-led, live training and incorporating the recommended design and configuration practices for architecting Business Critical Databases on VMware SDDC  infrastructure and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Subjects such as running Oracle workloads e.g Single Instance / Real Applications Clusters (RAC) using Automatic Storage Management (ASM) on vSphere 6.7 with all the new features like Para Virtualized RDMA , Persistent Memory etc , HCI vSAN , VAIO , VVOL, NSX etc as well as running Oracle workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS will be covered in depth.

Learn More

https://www.vmworld.com/en/us/learning/sessions.html#workshops

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Details

Cost: $800 / seat

Schedule:
Sunday August 26, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm
(registration opens at 6:30am)

Location:
Mandalay Bay, South Convention Centre
Level 2 , Room Number (will be posted as soon as it is made available)

Registration

Be sure to add the Bootcamp in step 4 of your VMworld conference registration, under Educational Offerings, after you’ve selected your conferences pass.

Registration is open, seating is limited! Lunch and breaks provided.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Migrating an Oracle RAC Cluster using Storage vMotion to vSAN Storage – Private Investigation

Migrating an Oracle RAC Cluster using Storage vMotion to vSAN Storage – Private Investigation

 

” Give me ten men like Clouseau, and I can destroy the world…” said Former Chief Inspector Dreyfus about Inspector Jacques Clouseau and his incompetence, clumsy and chaotic detective skills

 

 

This blog will not focus on the ‘how to perform Storage vMotion” aspect of the entire process, it will focus on what we uncovered during our investigations (sans the incompetence, clumsiness and chaos that followed Inspector Jacques Clouseau) into Storage vMotioning a Oracle RAC cluster to vSAN Storage.

The Around the “Storage World” in no time – Storage vMotion and Oracle Workloads  blog  focused on how we can storage vMotion an Oracle RAC Cluster from one storage to another without ANY downtime.

The blog Migrating non-production Oracle RAC using VMware Storage vMotion with minimal downtime focused on 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.

You can read more about it here.

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Migrating non-production Oracle RAC using VMware Storage vMotion with minimal downtime

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.

You can read more on it here.

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A Journey to the Clouds – Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS

We have nothing to fear but …”. famous words of Chief Vitalstatistix , chief of the famous Gaulish village in the famous Asterix & Obelix series.

 

 

Legend goes when the Gallic chieftains were asked by Alexander the Great what they were most afraid of in all the world, they replied that their worst fear was that the “sky might fall on their heads”.

In today’s world, the “sky” aka Cloud is the platform for bursting and sustaining application workloads with Cloud service providers offering network services, infrastructure, or business applications in the cloud, thereby helping with kicking off new projects or helping meet business needs for temporary, seasonal, or unplanned demand.

More information about it can be found here.

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VMware Snapshots and Oracle non-clustered Independent Persistent disks

“To beat (something) to boredom” – To linger over or discuss something so long and to such a tedious and laborious extent that the subject is no longer of any interest or relevance and induces a bad migraine!!!

Yes, much has been written and spoken about and VMware Snapshots and Independent Persistent disks but I still get questions from customers and field regarding that, so yes, this is yet another blog to attempt to explain this in detail.

 

Key points to take away from this blog

Given a VM’s with non-shared dependent  and non-shared independent-persistent vmdk’s, taking a VMware snapshot will result in

  • VMware snapshot for dependent vmdk’s
  • VMware snapshot operation will ignore the independent-persistent vmdk’s

More information about it can be found here.

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Around the “Storage World” in no time – Storage vMotion and Oracle Workloads

Around the World in Eighty Days” – A classic adventure novel and one of Jules Verne’s most acclaimed works which describes how Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a wager.

 

 

In the world of Business Critical Applications, especially IO intensive Oracle workloads, there is always a need for storage migration, based on the ever demanding workload profile. For example,

  • Migrate storage from one Tier to another Tier within a storage array
  • Migrate storage from one array to another array (within and between datacenters)

This approach is independent of whether those workloads are virtualized or not. The end goal is to ensure that the underlying storage architecture can provide and sustain the demanding needs of the Application.

This article describes how storage migration can be performed for Oracle database running on VMware vSphere, for any types of underlying storage.  The migration is done using a combination of two key technologies, VMware Storage vMotion and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) depending on the database deployment model.

Before describing this technique, we first review some key ideas, including the deployment model of Oracle on vSphere and the fundamentals of Storage vMotion.

More information about it can be found here.

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Oracle on vSphere – Summary of Storage options

Storage – the final frontier. These are the voyages of any Business Critical Oracle database, its endless mission: to meet the business SLA, to sustain increasing workload demands and seek out new challenges, to boldly go where no database has gone before.

 

Storage is one of the most important aspect of any IO intensive workloads, Oracle workloads typically fit this bill and we all know how a mis-configured Storage or incorrect tuning often leads to database performance issues, irrespective of any architecture where the database is hosted on.

As part of my pre-sales Oracle Specialist role where I talk to Customers , Partners and VMware field, I always bring up the fact how we can go and procure ourselves the biggest and baddest piece of infrastructure on this face of earth and all it takes is one incorrect setting or mis-configuration and  everything goes to “Hell in a Handbasket”.

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