Posted on 2012-09-14
I have a question on how a virtual machine file is stored and how oracle is stored when installing on the virtual machine.
If i have a dell machine with 8 physical disks configured as raid10 (array has 8 disks)
When sys admin creates a Virtual machine (VMware ESX) a file is created for that machine.
I assume the file is located on one of the 8 disks.
If i install oracle to the virtual machine does not that mean all the files and databases will be created within that VM file which means on one disk which is not good for database performance. I would like to install system software on one disk, databases on second disk, and backup areas and archive file on 3rd disk..
When you nornally create a virtual machine do you specify different disks for the VM file?