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Oracle 8.0 on VM? can or should it be done [message #424352] Thu, 01 October 2009 12:56 Go to next message
jedi613
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Registered: October 2009
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Hello there,

New to all this.

I have been asked to research if the following configurations would work:

Move a Oracle DB (running 8.0.x on Windows Server 2000) to one of the two platforms. The reason behind this is hardware support.

Known:
Database is used for back-end app server, as data is updated/changed often.
User base is about 100+/- users, not counting app connections.
Databases are running at about 200-250GB
Database requires to run under the Windows 2000 Server environment.


1. New Hardware build with Windows Server 2000 with RAID 10 setup. For the New build would the RAID 10 or the RAID 5 be the preferred level of RAID protection.

2. Placed on a ESX 3.x VM server with the Guest running the Windows Server 2000, with the data running on a RAID5 set.
a) is 8.0.5 supported running in a Virtual Machine, if it is what is the optimal configuration for storage. The initial test server that was created seems to really hog resources on the VM.

Any thoughts on this would be great.

Adam




Re: Oracle 8.0 on VM? can or should it be done [message #424353 is a reply to message #424352] Thu, 01 October 2009 13:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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I do not know about what would work in VM, but simply stated version 8.0.X is not supported at all, so you'd be out of luck if you ran into any problems.

8.0.X is even before 8i, which started with 8.1. That being said, I do not think 8.0.X was ever supported on Win 2000.

You can go here to look at certification. you can either search by platform or product.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/support/metalink/index.html

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Re: Oracle 8.0 on VM? can or should it be done [message #424354 is a reply to message #424353] Thu, 01 October 2009 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jedi613
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Registered: October 2009
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I guess the question can be boiled down to:
What is the earliest version of Oracle that has support for VMware?

And has anyone tried earlier version (that of around the version Cool in a VM?
Re: Oracle 8.0 on VM? can or should it be done [message #424355 is a reply to message #424352] Thu, 01 October 2009 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Registered: January 2009
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No supported version (10+) can talk to V8.0
I'd run away from any place still embracing V8.0 Oracle
Re: Oracle 8.0 on VM? can or should it be done [message #424357 is a reply to message #424355] Thu, 01 October 2009 13:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jedi613
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Got to look at updating the hardware to update the DB
Re: Oracle 8.0 on VM? can or should it be done [message #424367 is a reply to message #424357] Thu, 01 October 2009 17:01 Go to previous message
BlackSwan
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What you need is new hardware, new OS & supported version of Oracle.

Good Luck with the regression testing.
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