VMSIG At IOUG Collaborate 2016

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VMSIG At IOUG Collaborate

VMSIG IOUG SIG Focused on Oracle on VMWARE

The Leadership of the VMSIG will be at Collaborate 16 being held April 10-14th at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. We are holding a VMSIG Meeting. Please stop by and meet the leadership of the VMSIG and share any thoughts and ideas you may have.

IOUG VMware SIG Meeting (2016)

Where: South Seas E (Mandalay Bay Conference Center)

When: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Time: (02:15 PM – 03:15 PM)


VMSIG Leadership Team

Here is the VMSIG leadership team:

President, Dan Young, Chief Data Architect,  Indiana University

Vice President, Michael Corey, President Ntirety – A Division of HOSTING

Chair of Member Communication, Dean Bolton, Chief Architect and Founder, VLSS

Co-Chair of Member Education, Marlin McNeil, Managing Partner,Yucca Group

A Special Thanks needs to go out to Don Sullivan at VMware. Who has been incredibly supportive of the VMSIG.

Well its been about one year since the VMSIG was created as a special interest group part of the IOUG. A lot of hard work has happened behind the scenes. A number of great webinars have already been created. Moving forward you can always look here under the events section to learn about any new webinars being held.

Collaborate 16 – Sessions of Note


Monster VM’s (Database Virtualization) Doing IT Right

4:15 PM–5:15 PM Apr 13, 2016

Palm D


Databases by their very nature are Monster VM’s. If Monster VM’s are not virtualized properly they will never perform well and can negatively performance of other VM’s  on the hosts. In this presentation we will teach you how to properly virtualize Monster VM/Databases. We will discuss why you virtualize a database, installation issues,  how to Architect for performance, the storage layer, the processor, Memory considerations, the network layer.  Topics include NUMA, Memory reservations, how to avoid common mistakes. Lesson learned here help you optimize any workload you are virtualizing.

Eligible for Certificate: #IOUGeniusCert; #IOUGeniusHA

Database as a Service (DBaaS) Reference Architecture – A Deep Dive

12:45 PM–1:45 PM Apr 11, 2016

Reef E


Database-as‐a‐Service (DBaaS) is a real world example of cloud computing that delivers databases and database applications through self‐service portals without IT intervention. One thing that needs to be emphasized here is that the DBaaS in this session refers to provisioning individual database servers for every database, compared to having multiple instances within a database. Providing multiple copies of relational database servers for testing and development is traditionally a complex operation in both private and public cloud that involves the combined efforts of multiple teams and the creation of custom scripts. Yet the ability to quickly provision instances of Oracle databases can reduce the time to create, test, deliver, and deploy new applications.

Eligible for Certificate: #IOUGeniusCert; #IOUGeniusCloud, #IOUGeniusWebCenter

Oracle Database Virtualization and Linux Best Practices

1:00 PM–2:00 PM Apr 12, 2016

Jasmine A


The database tier is the final frontier that remains to be virtualized.  DBAs and Oracle architects need to learn “under the covers” to VMware to ensure that databases perform optimally in the virtualized infrastructure.  In this session, we will provide in-depth knowledge and concepts of VMware vSphere and present key feature/functionality that every DBA should know to successfully deploy Business Critical Databases on VMware. Improperly architected VMware infrastructure will cause additional performance degradation for Oracle Databases.  Likewise, not following Linux best practices will exacerbate performance issues for a virtualized database environment.  In this session, we will provide best practices for VMware and Linux to run a lean and mean database for optimal performance.

Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) A Game Changer for RunningTier 1 Business Critical Databases

3:30 PM–4:30 PM Apr 12, 2016

Palm D

This session outlines how one can use VVOLS effectively to manage business critical databases such as Oracle and SQL We will profile performance and other common operational use cases with vSphere 6.0 Virtual Volumes(vVOLs) to house the database data. We will also demonstrate how to provide quick and efficient backup , recovery and replication mechanism by allowing snapshot of database vmdk’s at a storage level

With VMware VVOLS, the storage system has knowledge of VM level attributes such as a VMDK or VMX, log, clone, swap or other VMware objects. VVOL compatible storage systems can  do native and  granular functions such as cloning, replication, snapshot at a virtual machine level. VVOLS can help enhance Business critical databases with management processes such as backups, replication and database refreshes. VVOLS can also help with more granular disaster recovery.

How to Become a Member of the VMSIG

The VMSIG is an IOUG Special interest group focused on Oracle Technology on VMware. If you would like to get the latest news on the VMSIG – Special Interest Group focused on Oracle on VMWare please subscribe to this website in the box that look like this:

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Special Thanks to the VMSIG  sponsors

These companies have been very generous in their support to make the VMSIG possible.

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