Let The Argument Go! Don’t React

I am writing my first blog of this year today, and this idea has come to mind when i was preparing for some negotiation. I would like to focus on something which is quite obvious but we generally forget considering it. It is about keeping Psychology in mind when arguing. Lets start with its definition, and it is obvious that this is not my definition – Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors.

From many theories, experience and intuition I have discovered that we always assume that others will also understand the same way as we do, but it is rigidly unclear. This is greatly supported by arguments that you see in your daily life, at home, at work, at anywhere! For example when you realize and believe that the loudest person is the weakest in the room, you might not argue or shout.There will be less argument and disagreement when people understand the way you understand. I would say such people as Psychologically aware people.The more you surround yourself with psychologically aware people the less argument over irrelevant things would occur.

Another thing I would like to pull here is arguing with your siblings or someone innocent who does have strong believe or interest on something you think completely opposite of it. It might be easy to come to a conclusion and a healthy debate can build when arguing with psychologically aware people.

Also, i would like to add another example of arguing between or among psychologically aware people with significant age differences. Experience, and respect due to age can help to come to conclusion early, and reduce conflicts during argument. Also, argument with professionals seems to be very difficult, when people run out of common topics and interest area. A healthy argument is when one has something to add into the ongoing topic which can surprise others, and argument turns into discussion. There are people who would try to comment on credibility of the knowledge, but a psychological aware person would know how to react or grasp what is being discussed. No one needs argument but it is spontaneous, and emotions can turn anything around. Emotions mostly influence your agreement and sometimes it should come at the last and depending on the argument, people who bring emotions all the time are bad arguer.

Have A Good Day!

Oracle Databases Support on VMware Products

Purpose:

To explain how Oracle supports its products when running on VMware Scope & Application.

Explanation:
Oracle Database or Oracle Real Application Clusters or Oracle Grid Control or Oracle Fusion Middleware or any oracle applications are not certified by oracle on any VMware products. However, we can install and use it in production environment since VMware stands for providing similar experience than that of native OS. Oracle products, including the database, are licensed by physical processor. This licensing model works well in a physical world, in which customers typically run one application per host and physical processors are easy to track. But this model is not well-adapted to a virtual world. VMware vSphere enables you to consolidate multiple workloads in the form of virtual machines on a single host. Additionally, VMware enables you to move these virtual machines across hosts with VMware vMotion, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and High Availability (HA). When running products that are licensed by physical processor on vSphere, customers should ensure the following:
Virtual machines are running on hosts fully licensed for Oracle.
Virtual machine movement within a cluster is restricted to hosts that are fully licensed for Oracle.
Virtual machine movements are tracked so that customers are able to demonstrate compliance with Oracle licensing policies.
Oracle has VMware version license for its databases which is based on CPU cores – 2 hosts with 2 sockets quad core will cost $380000, a detailed calculation is below.
Oracle Database Licensing in Virtual Configuration with VMware:
Total cores = 16
Total cores x .50 (Intel multiplier) = M
M x $47,500 = total licensing cost
M = 8 x $47,500
Total licensing cost = $ 380000
A calculator can be found on this website – http://www.oracle.com/us/media/calculator/vm/vm-home-2132015.html
Expanded Support –
VMware Oracle Support provides customers the following new advantages as part of the existing Support and Subscription contract at no additional charge.
Total ownership of Oracle Database technical issues reported to VMware Support
Access to a team of Oracle DBA resources within VMware Support to troubleshoot related to Oracle Databases used as a data store or run within a VM
Performance tuning and best practices related to Oracle Database used as a data store or run within a VM

Appendix:
Support Status for VMware Virtualized Environments
Oracle Support will assist customers running Oracle products on VMware in the following manner: Oracle will only provide support for issues that either are known to occur on the native OS, or can be demonstrated not to be as a result of running on VMware. If a problem is a known Oracle issue, Oracle support will recommend the appropriate solution on the native OS. If that solution does not work in the VMware virtualized environment, the customer will be referred to VMware for support. When the customer can demonstrate that the Oracle solution does not work when running on the native OS, Oracle will resume support, including logging a bug with Oracle Development for investigation if required.
If the problem is determined not to be a known Oracle issue, we will refer the customer to VMware for support. When the customer can demonstrate that the issue occurs when running on the native OS, Oracle will resume support, including logging a bug with Oracle Development for investigation if required.

NOTE: Oracle has not certified any of its products on VMware. For Oracle RAC, Oracle will only accept Service Requests as described in this note on Oracle RAC 11.2.0.2 and later releases.

References –
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/oracle/VMware-Oracle-support-position.pdf
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/oracle-support.html
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vmw-understanding-oracle-certification-supportlicensing-environments.pdf