One issue I am asked about frequently is the Oracle support statement on metalink concerning VMware virtualization of Oracle database servers. I would like to clarify that issue, as much as humanly possible, because the truth, as usual, is far different from the prevailing perception.
In my last post I contrasted the use of Oracle RAC with VMware HA Cluster for creating a database cloud. In that post, I promised to describe further the suitability of the VMware HA Cluster solution as opposed to Oracle RAC. That is the purpose of this post.
There are two areas of concern when evaluating the use of VMware HA Cluster for creating an Oracle database cloud. These are:
Authors: This publication was originally created by Rick Dehlinger the CEO/Chief Technologist of the iQurious Corporation in 2004 / 2005. From 2005 through 2008 Roddy Rodstein maintained and re-distributed the publication.