Virtualization or Raw Metal?

With the growing number of customers who want to run the Oracles EPM/BI (or other Fusion Middleware Software) in a virtualized environment, we face a growing number of people asking if running Oracle Software within VMware is supported or not.

Two KM articles reflect Oracles policy towards the use of VMware:
internal link 249212.1 and
internal link 1063937.1.

The bottom line is: “you may use it at your own risk, but Oracle does not recommend it”.

So far we have seen few problems with the use of VMware (other than performance and the usual limitations) but Oracle does not certify its software for the use in VMware (and specifically for RAC Software actively refuses any support) and any issue that may occur will be fixed for the native OS only.

It is on the customer to prove that the issue is NOT due to VMware in case that an issue is encountered.

See:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page

And also

Supported Virtualization and Partitioning Technologies for Oracle Fusion Middleware

(edit: link corrected as note was deleted)

Comments:

We would like to see Oracles official view on running Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 on the VMWare platform. Is that the same view stated in document 249212.1 which is the only readable link in your blog, all other fail for different reasons.

Posted by Dhurgan on November 29, 2011 at 09:38 AM CET #

Dear Dhurgan,
in general for links that carry the little red icon, you need to be logged into
My Oracle Support ( http://support.oracle.com ) to view the contents.
I can see that the second link did not work and have corrected it. (the note was deleted and a new note was put in place for it)

Regarding your question:
Yes, indeed - the answer given in note 249212.1 goes for ALL Oracle products.

Posted by admin on November 29, 2011 at 09:54 AM CET #

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