Re: Oracle and VM

From: Rodd Holman <>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:50:23 -0500
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On the support front, I've dealt with this a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if they've changed their stance since then but here was my experience. We were test profiling going to Oracle on OEL5/UEK in VMware ESX environment. We were trying to use DNFS for storage. We ran into a bunch of networking issues and Oracle Support did try to help us. However as we walked the support path past the basics they quickly turned from support to "please replicate this problem in a supported virtual environment or on physical hardware".

YMMV, but beware that anything beyond basic OSS assistance could quickly become a finger pointing game between vendors.

--Rodd Holman

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Michael Schmitt <>wrote:

> I agree with what Niall has said. I am not aware of any technical reasons
> why you could not use any Virtual product. We have been running part of
> our environment on VMware without issue.
> From my perspective, it really comes down to that document [ID 249212.1]
> and how your organization feels about running under that support position.
> I think VMware would tell you that Oracle support is great and since
> VMware doesn't affect the OS you should not have a problem. They also have
> a support team available to support you if Oracle support ever says the
> issues looks to be due to your virtualization. Hopefully that doesn't
> sound too much like a commercial, I have read to many documents about it :)

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