I got a queston from a customer if SnapManager for Oracle is supported on an Oracle VM virtual machine. I looked through Interoperability matrix, as well as NOW and FieldPortal, but could not find concrete information.
VMWare and Hyper-V are mentioned in SMO install&admin guide, so I presume Oracle VM is possible too. What I would like to have is a more concrete info with limitations/possibilities.
Is there anyone with experience in implementing SMO on Oracle VM virtual machines? What disk configuration did you use (RDM, iSCSI, NFS)?
No it is not. The IMT does contain the references you are looking for. Select your SMO configuration details based on the customer config and then check the applicable IMT Notes for the row that best matches your config. You should see references to the supported virtualization environments.
A PVR may be an option. The account team would need to make the necessary Product Management contacts in order to proceed on that approach.
actually I have the same question than jessick and the IMT notes are not so clear.
For instance, I need to know if I can use SMO on VMWare ESX4 with vfms and/or RDM.
For VMWare, the SMO notes says:
SnapManager for Oracle (SMO) on Windows is supported on Guest OS only for VMware ESX 3.5 Update2 for both iSCSI and FibreChannel. VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 and later or ESXi 3.5 Update 2 and later is required to support Windows 2003/2008 Guest OS (x86, x64) using RDM LUNs via FCP HBA or iSCSI SW initiator from within the Guest OS. SMO on Windows is supported on Guest OS only for MicroSoft Virtual Server2005R2 (SP1) for ISCSI protocol. See the SnapDrive for Windows Support Matrix for additional support details.
Does it means that Oracle on VMWare is not support with ESX 4 ?
Does it mean that it works only with RDMs ? Or can it work with VMFS as well ?