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Video: How to Run Oracle on VMware

Cowardly Lion; Solve Fear, Solve the Problem

In this informative session Jason Keogh from iQuate and Will Monin from VMware explore how to optimize Oracle licensing within VMware environments.


  • How Oracle is licensed?
  • Processors, Cores and Core Factors
  • Hard vs. Soft Partitioning
  • VMotion
  • Virtualization Growth and Trends
  • Why virtualizing Oracle is slower than other Vendors
  • VMware’s Perspective – Solve fear, Solve the Problem
  • Maximizing Value  – Using Working Examples
  • Where VMware customers are going

Questions Covered During the Call

  • Q. Do cold DR servers need to be licensed?
  • Q. How do you restrict Oracle running in a Virtual environment to a certain blade or cluster?
  • Q. Should we set up a separate dedicated Oracle VMware cluster?
  • Q. Can iQuate tell when a certain DB option was installed (e.g. if core factors changed over time)
  • Q. Is a dedicated Oracle VM cluster accepted by Oracle?

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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One Comment

  1. Martin Thompson says:

    Further clarification from the Oracle Special Interest Group on LinkedIn (

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