Chapter 1. Introduction to Oracle Databases on Virtual Infrastructure

Oracle databases and software run successfully on vSphere and provide significant scalability, availability, and performance benefits. In fact, virtualization quite simply makes Oracle better. What makes the transition smooth is that the Oracle database administrator’s (DBA) skill set, deployment technique, and responsibilities do not change when transitioning from a physical to virtual environment. However, it is important that the DBA’s scope of responsibility does increase in breadth.

In years past, the DBA’s concerns moved into the nedtwork realm as Oracle introduced horizontal scalability with Oracle Cluster (later to become Oracle Parallel Server and finally Oracle Real ...

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