2012 - Virtualized Oracle Database Deployments using Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM

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Red Hat partnered with Dell to demonstrate deploying an Oracle database in a virtualized environment on an end-to-end Dell hardware infrastructure. The test configuration includes Oracle 11g R2 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor on Dell PowerEdge R710 servers with Dell EqualLogic PS6010 virtualized iSCSI storage. The architecture is a set of Dell rack-mount servers connected to the PS Series iSCSI-based storage array over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE).This document includes the specifications and instructions for recreating the deployment of virtual machines (VMs), achieving consistent performance, and a high-availability scenario for the Oracle database.