Virtualized Oracle Database Server Performance and Best Practices
VMware ESX is a stable and viable platform for applications with the most stringent performance requirements. Database applications are in a class by themselves when it comes to high demand for all system resources. The goal of this session is to demonstrate that such applications execute well inside a virtual machine. We will quantify how key VMware ESX features and other recent/upcoming changes make this possible. The TPC-C benchmark is the industry standard for workloads with high transaction throughput, high rates of disk accesses, etc. We will present performance data from experiments with a benchmark based on TPC-C as the workload to stress the system, which consisted of an 8-core server with an 8-vCPU RHEL 5.1 guest VM and the Oracle 11g DBMS. Storage was two CX3-80 arrays with 480 drives. We will show that VM performance closely matched the native performance on this large server.
Application Workloads & Performance
Virtualized Oracle Database, VMware ESX features
Anoop Kundathil Manager and Systems Engineer
- Performance best practices and tuning tips
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