Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 09:27:52 -0700
Yes, we're aware of Oracle's support policy for VMWare, but not too concerned about it. As long as they still support Oracle, what more can we expect of them? If I had a problem with any other operating system, I wouldn't expect Oracle to fix it, so why would I expect Oracle to fix a problem with VMWare? From this perspective, their support of Oracle on VMWare isn't really much different than their support of Oracle on any other OS - virtualized or not (with the exception of RedHat/OEL, if you have purchased Linux support from Oracle). There is also a pretty large community of folks running Oracle on VMWare, including the Oracle and VMWare companies themselves, so I feel it's matured and supported well enough for a production environment.
From: Frits Hoogland [mailto:frits.hoogland_at_gmail.com]
The most obvious reason many oracle customers do not use vmware and are looking at oraclevm is the support issue.Received on Wed Oct 08 2008 - 11:27:52 CDT