- Most companies will deploy their middle-tier applications and EBusiness Suite Applications on VMware first. As they said, "middle-tier applications on VMware just makes sense".
- Applications in the cloud will be running on VMware as the platform of choice.
- The benefits of moving a Virtual Machine running Oracle from one host to another (vMotion), moving Oracle storage to a different storage array online (Storage vMotion) and having a VM running Oracle be able to automatically start up on another host if there is host failure (High Availability) are all great benefits of running Oracle on VMware.
- The great provisioning of being able to clone a VM running Oracle, using templates to deploy new Oracle platforms or using vCenter Converter to create a new cloned VM are all important features for Oracle environments.
- We all agreed there is going to be tremendous acceleration of the percentage of new platforms running on virtual machines and not physical machines.
- VMware deployments is going to continue to explode in good part to the deployment of middle-tier and databases being deployed in the cloud.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Collaborate 11 - A DBA Discussion on VMware
To start the conference, I brought together some of the top DBA and user group leaders in the IOUG to have a dinner discussion on running Oracle production environments on VMware. I thought I was going to have to present the benefits of VMware and why it's safe to run Oracle on VMware. I was surprised when they all stopped me and said: "We know Oracle runs well on VMware you don't need to convince us". It was a great discussion all evening on VMware, best practices for running Oracle on VMware and where it makes sense. A summary of key points include: