Essential Deployment Tips: Oracle Databases on VMware vSphere 4
Even the most demanding Oracle database workloads can now be virtualized with VMware vSphere and ESX 4 -- with greater than 95 percent of Oracle instances matching native performance. This paper provides the essential tips necessary to successfully deploy Oracle on VMware virtual infrastructure to enable database administrators (DBAs) to meet their performance and availability goals. This paper provides technical guidance when deploying Oracle databases on VMware vSphere. This document will also show that the same best practices, tuning tips and tricks, and skill sets necessary to deploy Oracle databases in physical environments can be leveraged when deploying Oracle databases in virtual environments.