By Jsavit-Oracle on Dec 11, 2015
This Friday spotlight announces new blog articles on Oracle VM performance. This series of blogs, started in September, discusses how to evaluate and optimize Oracle VM performance. The articles that have already been published are:
- Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 1 - introduced the series and gave a perspective on virtual machine performance.
- Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 2 - discussed performance measurement and evaluation, and reviewed Oracle VM CPU, memory, and I/O architecture for both x86 and SPARC.
- Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 3 - discussed performance goals, use cases, and policies for virtual machines and cloud environments.
- Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 4 - provided an in-depth view of CPU and memory optimization for Oracle VM Server for x86, with details on how to optimize NUMA latency, CPU sizing and over-subscription, and hyper-threading.
- Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 5 - discussed the different Oracle VM Server for x86 domain types and how to choose between them for performance and flexibility, and how to leverage huge pages and Oracle VM's CPU scheduler controls.
- Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 6 - (new) discusses tuning network and disk I/O performance, which is critical to most workloads.
Upcoming articles will discuss tuning for other aspects of Oracle VM performance, followed by Oracle VM Server for SPARC performance topics.
In summary, while Oracle VM is designed to provide excellent performance "out of the box" performance can be enhanced by selecting the right implementation choices and using best practices.