Virtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases, August 2016 Update: This book is a single source of information for an Oracle DBA to understand the benefits of virtualization and how to effectively deploy Oracle Database As A Service on a vSphere Platform. This book is targeted for DBAs looking at implementing Oracle on a virtualized infrastructure. Key topics include deployment, scaling, troubleshooting and performance tuning. The authors, Charles Kim, George Trujillo, Steven Jones and Sudhir Balasubramanian, have spent a number of years focusing on virtualizing Tier-One high performance Oracle platforms. The authors include VMware VCPs, VMware vExperts as well as an Oracle ACE, Oracle ACE Director and hold certifications in the Oracle stack. Imagine a world where your system administrator(s) provisions a fully functional Linux server that is patched with all the up-to-date kernel parameters, updated device drivers, and updated configurations in 1 hour. The time that you make the request to the time that you get access to a server that has a fully configured Red Hat 6/7 or Oracle Linux 6/7 environment is within a couple of hours. On top of all this, the build is consistent and reliable every time. This should be a realistic goal for most companies today, and this book can guide you along your journey.
Author: Charles Kim