Posts by Marc Fielding
Based on previous findings on CPU counting in public clouds, we look at an example where it makes a big difference: software licensing, particularly Oracle. Additional licensing costs resulting from CPU counting can dwarf any cost savings on infrastructure. We talk about how this happens, and show an example.
After looking at how virtual CPUs are handled in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, we explore CPU definitions and CPU performance under the Google Compute Engine platform.
Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c uses a considerable amount of RAM and CPU resources; here are a few tips to shoehorn it into a 2GB virtual machine.
After observing CPU core sharing with Amazon Web Services EC2, I thought it would be interesting to see if Microsoft Azure platform exhibits the same behavior. Signing up for Azure’s 30-day trial gives $200 in credit to use over the next 30-day period: more than enough for this kind of testing. Creating a new virtual…
I’ve been doing some testing to clarify what a vCPU in Amazon Web Services actually is. Over the course of the testing, I experienced inconsistent results on a 2-thread test on a 4-vCPU m3.xlarge system, due to the mislabeling of the vCPUs as independent single-core processors by the Linux kernel. This issue manifests itself in…
The definition of a vCPU in Amazon Web Services is a bit unclear. We run some tests to see how much CPU performance we actually get, and discover some unexpected side effects from AWS’s implementation.
Yes you can still disable triggers per-session in Oracle 126.96.36.199, but you have to have a GoldenGate license, set the
enable_goldengate_replication parameter, use a program name that starts with
replicat, and set your module to
I’ve spent the better part of the day troubleshooting an issue with Oracle’s Auto Service Request (ASR) and wanted to share my results in case if saves someone else some effort.
This is part 3 of a multipart series of getting oracle RAC running on a cloud environment. In part 1, we set up a NFS server for shared storage. In part 2, we set up OS components for each RAC server. Now we finish up the OS configuration and move to Oracle grid infrastructure.
In part 1 of this series, we talked about some of the challenges of setting up Oracle RAC on a public cloud provider, and went on to order some VMs from provider Gandi, and finally configuring a NFS server for shared storage. In this post, we move on to configuring the rac servers themselves, rac01 and rac02.