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vMotion Ability of Oracle on Linux using ASM Storage Stored on Std VMDKs

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Alzhy
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vMotion Ability of Oracle on Linux using ASM Storage Stored on Std VMDKs

Anyone has a simialr environment?

And are you able to vMotion the ;ive environment without any ill-effects to the Environment?

Our Database on vMware Virtualized Linux is 10.2.0.4, OS is Redhat ENterprise 5.4. Nothing fancy, we use standard VMDK disks for the database which use ASM (ASMLib) store. No RDMs at all.


TIA!
Hakuna Matata.
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: vMotion Ability of Oracle on Linux using ASM Storage Stored on Std VMDKs

hi Alzy,

i'm not sure if the oracle is officially supported under vmaware, lot of people are sayin it is but if you contact the oracle you need to migrate it ot the physical server.

more about your question can be found :

http://wiki.oracle.com/page/vmware

http://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/oracle/

check this blog :

"Why Oracle Doesn't Like VMware"

http://chucksblog.emc.com/chucks_blog/2009/05/why-oracle-doesnt-like-vmware.html

mikap
Alzhy
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Re: vMotion Ability of Oracle on Linux using ASM Storage Stored on Std VMDKs

Well it appears it is, lots of Google Hits on the subhect even:

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/using-vmware-vmotion-oracledb-emc-clariion-storage-systems.pdf

http://www.dbasupport.com/oracle/ora10g/RACingAhead0601.shtml

So it *must* be on the way we have our environment set up. There was an inadvertent vMption done and it corrupted our database. Luckily it was test.
Hakuna Matata.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: vMotion Ability of Oracle on Linux using ASM Storage Stored on Std VMDKs