VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition

A few weeks ago I was invited to take part in an event called “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition”. It’s part of the “VMware’s Experts Program, Oracle Edition”. They do similar things for other software, like SQL Server. This EMEA event is being presented by VMware and sponsored by Pure Storage.

Next week a group of Oracle types will be off to VMware in Cork to spend a few days being given information and doing labs etc. The agenda looks full and interesting. It’s not aimed at teaching us to become VMware administrators. It’s more focused on the issues that affect Oracle on VMware…

I’ve been working with Oracle on VMware for a long time. My first encounter was using the VMware GSX Server running on a Red Hat Linux 7.1 host. For the younger folks out there, Red Hat Linux 7.1 was the basis for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, so we are talking some time in the early 2000’s. 🙂 We used that to run a whole bunch of VMs holding Dev/Test Oracle databases.

My current employer is a big VMware user. With the exception of a few old projects that haven’t moved yet, we virtualize all our Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL databases. We also virtualise all the middle tier stuff like WebLogic, Tomcat, Apache, IIS etc. That ORDS stuff I’ve been talking about recently is all on VMware VMs. When you hear me talking about my recent OBIEE, ODI and OBIA installations, I’m doing all that on VMware VMs running Oracle Linux. Don’t even get me started on all the Windows VMs we have… You get the picture. 🙂

We have to sign NDAs at the start, so I’m not sure what I’ll be able to post about. Time will tell…

Fun, fun, fun!

Cheers

Tim…

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DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.