Re: Oracle and VM

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 11:54:30 -0400
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We have probably close to 1000 Oracle instances (including a few hundred RAC clusters) running on VMware - it's not production, since we're a development shop, but we open cases with Oracle all the time without getting any hassle, *unless* it legitimately looks like something OS-related.

I know of at least four fortune 500 customers off the top of my head that have thousands of production instances of Oracle running on VMware.

So people are doing it in the real world, despite whatever Oracle says about supportability.

Note: I do not know a single customer who is using OracleVM in production. Oracle should just give up on that already.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Rodd Holman <> wrote:
> 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.

Received on Thu Aug 09 2012 - 10:54:30 CDT

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