OVM 3.2.1 Released

Just a quick blog entry to let people know OVM 3.2.1 is now officially released. You can find more info in Wim Coekaerts blog entry.

My favourites :

  • mysql database for OVM Manager
  • the OVM CLI ( ssh to port 10000 )
  • hot-add vnic
  • health tab
  • tagging




Oracle VM Disaster Recovery

A lot of my clients ask me about Disaster Recovery in a OVM setup. I hope this new event of oracle gives us some more insight. You can register here. I’ll certainly check it out. The whitepaper the event is based on can be found here.

Consistency between the Primary and DR site is not handled in this paper.According to Oracle this is a task for the application (f.e. Dataguard ) or the Storage layer (f.e. EMC Recoverpoint ). The white paper handles all the necessary tasks to make sure vm’s can be seen and started on the DR site. I hoped there was more possible with the tight integration of UEK and OVM. But offcourse, is that really needed when you can already have consistency solutions on storage/application level?

I believe VMWare has some solutions for this. Anyone care to elaborate on those?