Tag Archives: Oracle

When 60 SCSI Devices Are Not Enough: Virtualizing Databases On vSphere 5.1

I came across a particular issue with several customer last year who were looking to virtualize their databases on vSphere; they ran into the long-standing limit of 60 SCSI devices per virtual machine.  For those who are unfamiliar with the 60 device limit, you can refer to the “vSphere 5.1 Configuration Maximums Guide,” which lists […]

The Impact Of NUMA On Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

The diagrams and the bulk of the technical content in this post was borrowed, with permission, from Frank Denneman’s blog. Frank is a Senior Architect for VMware’s Technical Marketing Team and an acknowledged expert in vSphere Resource Management. This post is my effort to consolidate the information from his blog on NUMA and to apply […]

Virtualizing Oracle: Licensing And Support Considerations

In the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to assist many customers with their plans to virtualize their Oracle environments.  In almost every case, I’ve had to address the issues of licensing, performance, and support.  Since performance is a such a large topic of its own, I will address it in multiple future blog […]