Re: Oracle + VMWare

From: Matthias Hoys <>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:42:52 +0100
Message-ID: <4773d5e5$0$29265$>

"John K. Hinsdale" <> wrote in message On Dec 21, 10:30 am, "Matthias Hoys" <> wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback. I forgot to say that we don't use Oracle on
> Windows
> :-) We currently have Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS. Some of our other
> servers do have Windows.

Hi Matthias -
Sounds like your Oracle is running on Red Hat Linux, and you are going to have those system(s) as the "guest" VM O/S, but you didn't mention what the "host" (physical) O/S was. All I can say is things worked well
for me w/ VMWare's "VM Server" product to run Windows virtually hosted on a Linux box, but didn't work to well to run Linux virtually on a Windows
physical box -- it was really slow. I ran Oracle on neither of these virtual machines.

But if you're going to host your Linux O/S, including an Oracle installation
running under it, and put all that on a Windows box, I'd be ready for problems.

Just my $0.02 and limited experience.

John Hinsdale

Thanks for the feedback. We are planning to use VMWare ESX, which doesn't need a "host" OS. It runs directly on the hardware of the VMWare box. Anyhow, I don't think we would have choosen Windows as a host OS, more the other way around.

Matthias Received on Thu Dec 27 2007 - 10:42:52 CST

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