Scott Drummonds on Virtualization

Oracle Support on VMware


Just a month ago I was in Hong Kong for customer meetings. One customer explained that their Oracle databases were still un-virtualized because “Oracle does not support VMware”. Sigh.

I have for years been correcting this misunderstanding among customers. Despite Oracle’s clear statement of support we often see conflicting messages from Oracle’s sales teams. I was pleased to see a video from Oracle’s Richard Garstagen at VMworld 2012 on the unambiguous support of VMware environments:

Happily, Richard even mentions the effectiveness of host affinity in limiting the license costs. He also addresses the fear that reproduction on physical is a serious concern for virtualized Oracle databases.

I first read about this on License Consulting. Thanks for your article!