The new NetApp plug-in version 2.0.2 is updated to support Oracle VM 3.3. Storage Connect plug-ins allow customers to be able to provision NetApp storage through the Oracle VM Manager. One more way to simply management of your virtual infrastructure.
As the Oracle community is gathering at IOUG this week sharing news, checking out the latest innovations, the Oracle VM and Oracle Linux team are also busy working to expand our platform validation support. In a collaborative effort with both Cisco and NetApp, we’d like to give you an early glimpse of the upcoming reference architectures for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM with FlexPod:
A FlexPod with Oracle VM is scheduled for the second half of 2013 – this Oracle VM architecture offers virtualization coverage for Oracle as well as non-Oracle workloads
A FlexPod featuring NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Oracle Linux, coming Jun 30, 2013 – this is the second Oracle Linux bare-metal design
A FlexPod with Oracle Linux, coming June 14, 2013 – this is one of two bare metal designs for running Oracle DB on Oracle Linux
The combined products give customers access to infrastructure designs that are pre-tested and pre-validated building blocks for application consolidation, private cloud migration or data center modernization.
In addition to the benefits of the integrated design and validation, there are specific unique benefits that Oracle VM and Oracle Linux add to FlexPod:
Oracle VM – Application-Driven Virtualization difference: Speed Dev/Test/Production application deployment – Using Oracle VM Templates, customers can deploy applications 7-10x faster than traditional virtualization approaches. Entire application stacks including guest OS with Oracle Linux can quickly be deployed or provisioned in hours or minutes. This empowers IT to have a direct impact on the business Quality of Service by enabling more test systems and or respond to end customer requirements more quickly.
Enhanced high availability with Oracle Linux: With Ksplice, Oracle Linux kernel updates are installed in seconds, without interrupting running applications or the people using those applications. You can quickly check on the current status of your systems before rolling out updates to your network. Installing updates requires no downtime, so your systems are more available than ever.
Certified by Oracle: All Oracle applications are certified on Oracle VM. This gives customers peace of mind that FlexPod with Oracle VM running Oracle applications are both fully tested and certified by Oracle
Reduce Licensing Cost: with zero licensing cost for both Oracle VM and Oracle Linux and low enterprise support cost, customers can dramatically reduce both capex and opex IT spending.
We’ll keep you updated as these reference architectures get published. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay informed.
We have a couple of interesting server virtualization webcasts coming up that you might be interested in. Have a look:
Webcast 1: October 23rd, 9 am PST
Virtualized Infrastructure Simplified with Oracle VM and NetApp Storage and Data Management Solutions
Point-and-Click Interface Deploys Virtualized Data Infrastructure in Minutes
Provisioning and deploying a virtual data infrastructure can be costly, time-consuming, and prone to error. Oracle VM and NetApp joint solutions, however, give you a single point-and-click interface to deploy your virtualized data infrastructure seamlessly in minutes. Join us in this live webcast to learn more from product experts and view a product demo.
Report Shows Oracle VM Up to 10x Faster than VMware vSphere 5 in Time to Deployment
Time is your IT department’s greatest commodity. So when a new report reveals that your IT staff can deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) up to 10 times faster than a traditional install performed with VMware vSphere 5, it’s newsworthy. Join us in this live webcast to learn how you can realize your time savings.
By Preetom Goswami, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp and Kannan Mani, Reference Architecture Specialist, NetApp
Server virtualization technologies are bringing sweeping changes to the
way Data Centers are designed around the world. And at the core of the success
of that transformation will be the ability of the underlying shared storage
infrastructure to effortlessly integrate with the dynamics of the virtualized
server environments. NetApp's
innovative storage technologies bring a unique value proposition to industry leading server
virtualization products, and we'd like to tell you a little bit about the
terrific synergy between the storage virtualization provided by NetApp and Oracle's
server virtualization solution.
Oracle's server virtualization offering - 'Oracle VM' - is an
efficient, low-cost server virtualization solution and we at NetApp have been
testing our products with Oracle VM from its very early versions (current
version is 2.2).
Although at first glance Oracle VM may come across as yet another
Xen-based hypervisor, we think it has its own set of benefits particularly when
viewed from the perspective of the need to create a full, end-to-end
infrastructure architecture.In this
context, it is easy to see the synergy of NetApp's truly unified storage
architecture and storage virtualization foundation with Oracle's strategy to provide
a full-stack virtualization solution.
Of course, its also easy to see the value that NetApp storage technology
brings directly to the Oracle VM environment:
·Superior protection for virtual
server environments in the form of double disk protection in a RAID group,
·Instantaneous backup and restore
using NetApp's Snapshot technology
·Practical disaster recovery using
Thin Replication - NetApp SnapMirror products
·Tremendous storage savings obtained
through NetApp Deduplication and Thin Clones - FlexClone, LUN Clone and File level clone
·Highly available virtual
infrastructure design using NetApp MetroCluster and Oracle VM HA
You can read more about using Oracle VM with NetApp storage in a technical report we've produced. This document
describes the best practices of integrating NetApp's storage virtualization
technologies with Oracle VM virtual infrastructure solutions and the value add
that comes with it - like shared storage provisioning for Oracle VM
infrastructure, backup and restore of Oracle VM virtual infrastructure,
creation of efficient dev & test environments, storage efficiency,
practical disaster recovery, end-to-end high availability - to just name a few.
And here is one interesting customer
story about how they successfully deployed Oracle VM with NetApp's storage
efficient technologies to entirely virtualize the application layer of an
Oracle RAC infrastructure.
A key aspect
of Oracle's virtualization strategy is to make enterprise software easier to
deploy, manage, and support.To that
end, Oracle Validated Configurations for Oracle VM provide easier, faster, and
lower-cost deployment of virtualization solutions in your enterprise. The
program offers pre-tested, validated architectures including software,
hardware, storage, and network components along with documented best practices.
NetApp along with partners Brocade and Oracle delivered its first Oracle
Validated Configuration with Oracle VM. The end result is improved performance,
scalability, and reliability of NetApp Oracle VM solutions, with faster, more
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