When Oracle DBAs talk about database servers they usually mention there largest systems. However, even I was surprised to see that the average Oracle database server meets the following profile below.
- 2 CPUs
- 4 - 6 GB of memory
- < 2.5 Mbits/s
- < 2.4 IOPS
Especially since large VM environments can scale to over 50,000 IOPS, 250 MB/s and over 250,000 transactions. Most customers are surprised to discover the how easy a virtualized server (ESX/ESXi) can handle running multiple Oracle database servers running on a virtualized server.