Oracle Database License on VMware Resources
Here are some resources you should take the time to look at:
Understanding Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing for VMware Environments
Oracle Licensing: Soft Partitioning on VMware is Your Contractual Right
VMworld TV – Oracle on licensing VMware / virtualized environments (Updated)
Virtualizing Oracle: Caging the Licensing Dragon
Virtualizing Oracle to Save on Licensing Costs
Understanding Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing for VMware Environments
Oracle Support Policy – The Official Story
Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
Oracle FUD – The Phantom Menace: Licensing on VMware vSphere
User Groups – Virtualization
The Virtualization Technology Users Group
The VTUG Users group has been around a very long time. They run an event called Summer Slammer every year that is a must attend event in the VMware world. (Click Here for my latest blog in the event) The event if offered at no charge. The Technical content is excellent. At the end all the Lobsta and Gritty’s Beer you can drink.
The Who’s Who of the virtualization world show up to it. You just never know who you will meet. At one event I met one of the creator of VMware vMoition there. Michael Webster one my co-authors of the book Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right is flying in from New Zealand to attend.
The mission of the Virtualization Technology Users Group (VTUG) is to provide education and information to IT professionals in order to make better decisions in their virtual environments.
This group represents all virtualization technology not just VMware. You can get it all at the VTUG events.
VMUG VMware Users Group
User Groups – Microsoft SQL Server
Professional Association of SQL Server
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the global Microsoft SQL Server community. It has a membership today of over 100K members. Membership in PASS is free.
To learn more about the Professional Association of SQL Server click on the link.
Pass SQL Saturday
PASS SQLSaturdays are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you’re attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you’ll find it’s a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day.
SQLSaturday’s are a great place to meet Microsoft MVP’s, accelerate your career or become part of the SQL Server Family. Once you have attended a SQLSaturday you will know first hand why I called it the SQL Server Family.
In my opinion SQLSaturdays are the best thing a technology user group has done in years.
To learn more about SQLSaturdays click on the link.
Pass Virtual Chapters
Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources – including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.
Whether you are a DBA, developer, or BI professional, there is a Virtual Chapter for you. We also have Virtual Chapters focused on professional development and Women in Technology, as well as language-based Virtual Chapters.
PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter
The Pass Virtualization Pass Virtualization Virtual Chapter (aka SIG) of the Professional Association of SQL Server is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. The meetings are held virtually in Microsoft LiveMeeting.
This Virtual Chapter has a nice balance of Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.
To learn more about PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter
Recorded Meeting Archive for
Recorded Meeting Archive – PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter
This group records past meetings and makes them available for viewing later. There is a really nice collection of video’s here.
User Groups – Oracle
To quote their website “The Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) represents the voice of Oracle technology and database professionals – empowering you to be more productive in your business and career by delivering education, sharing best practices and providing technology direction and networking opportunities”
To learn more about the Independent Oracle Users Group click on the link
Independent Oracle Users Group VMware Sig
This is a Special Interest group 100% focused on VMware and Oracle.
Blogs On Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Database Virtualization and Cloud Computing
For Application Owners, Database Administrators, Microsoft Exchange Administrators, vSphere Administrators and Application Architects who want to Virtualize Business Critical Applications. There is an archive section that covers Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, JAVA, SAP, Microsoft Sharepoint
Michael Webster, VCDX, vExpert is one of my Co-Authors on Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right. I have had the privilege to work with him closely and have learned a lot from Michael. He is a frequent speaker at events all over the globe. Michael’s Blog Long White Virtual Cloud is loaded with lots of technical information that will help anyone attempting to virtualize a business critical application like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Exchange, SAP or E-Business Suite. There is a good reason why Longwhiteclouds.com was recently voted as one of the top 15 virtualization blogs (#13) in the world as listed on vSphere-Land.com.
This is my personal blog where I comment on anything that catches my interest from funny sites, to technical information on Microsoft SQL Server databases, Oracle databases and all things on Database virtualization.
When We wrote the book Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right we asked Duncan Epping to write the forward to the book. Jeff Szastak, Michael Webster & I have great respect for Ducan Epping and his knowledge on VMware and virtualization. We were quite excited when he agreed to write the forward. His blog Yellow Bricks was recently voted as the top virtualization blog in the world as listed on vSphere-Land.com.
Here is a little bit about Duncan from his blog. “I am a Principal Architect working for VMware R&D in the SDDC Emerging Solutions organization. My main responsibility is exploring new possibilities with existing products and features, researching new business opportunities for VMware through prototyping new solutions or products. I specialize in Software Defined Storage and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions, and have a patent pending.”
It is well worth a visit if you are serious about learning more about VMware and Virtualization.
To see the books published by Duncan Epping at VMware Press click on the link.
David Klee’s Blog
David Klee is someone I have had the privilege to collaborate with on quite a few items. We worked with VMware to put together the VMware Workshop on Microsoft SQL Server for experts. David was a great resource when it comes to SQL Server and Virtualization.
Thomas Larock has a really nice style about him. I find his insights into the Information Technology community quite useful. You are sure to find him at a SQLSaturday event or other Microsoft SQL Server Events. Tom is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a VMware vExpert.
Tom Maintains his own SQL Server Blogger Ranking List which I have found quite useful at time.
This is Derecks personal blog which focuses on enterprise IT technologies such as VMware Virtualization, datacenter hardware, and Microsoft enterprise software like Windows Server.
VMware BLOGS – Mother Lode of Blogs on Vsphere
VMware Microsoft SQL Server
Note Link Updated 08/03/16
Note: Link Updated 08/03/16
VMware Press is a publishing alliance between Pearson and VMware, and is the official publisher of VMware books and training materials that provide guidance for the critical topics facing today’s technology professionals and students.
With books, certification and study guides, video training, and learning tools produced by world-class architects and IT experts, VMware Press helps IT professionals master a diverse range of topics on virtualization and cloud computing, and is the official source of reference materials for completing the VMware certification exams.
If you are serious about Virtualizing a business critical application like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, SAP or Oracle E-Business Suite this would be an excellent resource. The book was written specifically with Microsoft SQL Server in mind, but many of the lessons taught will apply for any business critical application.
Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vsphere
White Papers on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Database, DBA, Virtualization and Cloud
Choosing a Remote DBA Instead of a Full-time Consultant
Databases keep getting bigger and bigger. Database Technology keeps getting more and more complex. Many companies struggle with these issues. Many times this requires you to reach outside your organization for extra help. I recently wrote a white paper on choosing a remote DBA instead of a full time consultant.
Organizations that use SQL Server and / or Oracle occasionally need advanced skills to create, support, and adapt their databases. Traditionally, firms would seek consultants or temporary contracts as a means to address these needs. Now, organizations have another choice, Remote Database Administrators – database pros that can remotely work on solving difficult database issues of structure, scale, programming, and security. This white paper from (company) shows why remote database administration may be more cost effective and efficient than traditional methods. The paper also has a checklist for you to determine whether remote database administration is right for you.
A truck hits your only database administrator. Your only DBA is rushed to the Hospital by ambulance. Your only DBA is going on vacation for 4 weeks in another country. Your only DBA just gave you his two-week notice. Whatever the reason — is your business prepared for such an event? What should you think about and do?
Industry Shows Microsoft SQL Server, VMWare & Database Virtualization
PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community.
Since 1999, PASS Summit has delivered the most technical sessions, the largest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest-rated sessions and speakers of any SQL Server event in the world. Join us for top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and the connections you need to take your SQL Server skills to the next level.
VMworld is an annual conference for IT professionals, focusing on Virtual Server environments, put on by VMware. It is the largest virtualization-specific event in the world.