New Cookbook: Oracle Linux 6 Update 5 within an Oracle VM Template

Oracle-VMI’ve posted a new installation cookbook for using Oracle within a virtual machine running on Oracle VM. Surprisingly, I was unable to come up with a satisfactory method of accessing external storage that did not involve the use of Oracle ASMLib

Oracle Linux 6 Update 5 within an Oracle VM Template


New installation cookbook for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

Exactly what it says on the tin, I’ve added a new installation cookbook for SUSE 11 SP3 which creates Violin on a set of 4k devices.

I’ve started setting the add_random tunable of the noop I/O scheduler because it seems to give a boost in performance during benchmarking runs. If I can find the time, I will blog about this at some point…

For more details read this document from Red Hat.

New Installation Cookbook

cookbookShort post to mention that I’ve added another installation cookbook to the set published here. This one falls into the Advanced Cookbook section and covers installation on Oracle Linux 6.3 with Oracle single-instance and 4k ASM, paying special attention to the configuration of UDEV and the multipathing software.

The blog posts haven’t been coming thick and fast recently as I have been concentrating on Violin’s (excellent) end of year but I hope to resume soon. I have one more piece to publish concerning subjects like Exadata and VMware, then a new blog series on “Storage for DBAs” to mark the combined anniversaries of my joining Violin and starting this blog.

In the meantime I’d like to recommend this short but very interesting blog series on Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression over at – part one starts here

Oracle VM 3.1.1 with Violin Memory storage

Oracle-VMAs part of the Installation Cookbook series I have now posted a new entry on how to install Oracle VM with Violin Memory flash storage:

Oracle VM 3.1.1 with Violin Memory storage

Oracle on Violin – Installation Cookbooks

I’ve been installing Oracle databases on Violin Memory a lot recently so I thought I’d document the process for each different flavour and combination of OS, kernel, database software and filesystem / ASM configuration that I use.

Only one so far but the menu will grow…