We have been using a FAS6220 running 7-mode 8.1.2P3. Currently our mission critical Oracle databases run on HP-UX 11iv3. We are going to be migrating to Linux and to start testing that process we are going to set up a couple of VM's in our current vmware infrastructure. Mostly to test SMO with oracle on an oracle linux vm. I need to be able to use SMO to manage backups and be able to clone the DB and attach it on another VM in the same cluster. I can't imagine that being possible with vmdk's or RDM's, at least not the cloning part. Does anyone know if NFS or iSCSI would work? I would prefer NFS since it's so much easier to manage from a growth perspective.
Anyone have any ideas or can point me to some good literature on using SMO to clone DB's from one VM to another?
Thanks in advance!