Top-Down Application...and Virtualization...Management

Was just reading an article over at Virtual Strategy Magazine entitled "Taking the Server Out of Application Management" by Jasmine Noel.

She makes some good points that align with what we're seeing and hearing as well -- that virtualization management can make life harder for App Admins if you don't have the right tools or processes for dealing with the fact that you no longer know where your app might be physically.

I agree with this. Oracle's particular approach to virtualization is all about how we can be the absolute best at solving this particular problem: how can we do virtualization / management specifically for the purpose of making applications (and their middleware, databases, OSes, etc.) actually easier to deploy, manage, and support? Because, the good news is, virtualization can actually make things much easier for apps admins when you use things like Oracle VM Templates (pre-built virtual machines) to deploy your golden images rapidly. By the way, the Oracle VM Management Pack for Enteprise Manager 10.2.0.5 that just came out is a huge step in this direction to manage the entire stack together. I'll try to blog about that separately soon, but you can check that out here...http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017955_EN

You can find the article at the link below. Let us know what you think: how can we make virtualization so that it actually makes your life as an apps admin or DBA better?

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/Insights/Taking-the-Server-out-of-Application-Management.html

Comments:

Hi. Is the Oracle VM Management Pack for Enteprise Manager 10.2.0.5 for free? regards Michael Huisman

Posted by Michael Huisman on March 27, 2009 at 12:17 AM PDT #

Hi Michael, As you probably know, Oracle VM, including Oracle VM Manager can be downloaded for free and has a free license so you only pay for support on an annual basis. For the Oracle VM Management pack for Enterprise Manager 10.2.0.5, there is a license fee for the software. You can contact your local Oracle sales account manager for the pricing in your geography and based on any enterprise licensing agreements your company may have, but in the US, the standard list price is $1800 USD per physical socket on the Oracle VM Server at the time I am writing this (of course, always subject to change without notice and this blog is not an official, binding price list as the lawyers would say, so good to discuss with your account manager to get official pricing). Regards, Adam

Posted by Adam Hawley on March 27, 2009 at 03:51 AM PDT #

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