Re: Oracle Performance on VMWare

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:29:44 -0800 (PST)
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No on the support question, you still have to reproduce bugs on a physical server install.

One thing I noticed with certain versions of VMWare, and I don't know if anyone else has noticed.... The free versions always seemed slower than the licensed copies. Anyone else notice that?

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From: M Rafiq <>
To: Jared Still <>;
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Sent: Friday, January 2, 2009 1:25:06 PM
Subject: RE: Oracle Performance on VMWare

 Here is once question for support.
Has Oracle changed their requirement to reproduce any bug or production issue on a physical server installation of Oracle if it happened on Oracle installed on vmware?

Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:11:39 -0800
Subject: Re: Oracle Performance on VMWare

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Allen, Brandon <> wrote:

Nope, I don't ask Oracle to support VMWare.  As long as VMWare supports VMWare and Oracle supports Oracle, we're good.  According to Metalink 249212.1, Oracle does support Oracle on VMWare – it's just not certified.

Ah, Ok.  It's that lack of certification that may give people pause.

The few times I've seen Oracel run on VM, there have been no issues.

I've seen Oracle Apps 10.x with Oracle 7.3 run on a VM, because the HW
was too old, needed replaced, and using p2v was *much* easier than trying
to recreate apps 10.x.

BTW, please don't ask me how that was done, someone else did it, and I
don't know what how he did it.  I seem to recall it wasn't quite straightforward.

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