Linux Performance Tools

Recently I came across this graphic showing various Linux Performance Tools (Thanks Brendan Gregg) and I didn’t realize until then how many I have been using it on a regular basis.  Brendan has done a wonderful job packing so much information about Linux performance. Isn’t it all about having the right tools for the job …

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ActiveCluster for Oracle RAC on Extended Distance Cluster

Very glad to have finished the white paper “Pure Storage ActiveCluster for Oracle RAC on Extended Distance Cluster” which is available at the following link. https://support.purestorage.com/Solutions/Oracle/ActiveCluster_with_Oracle/Pure_Storage_ActiveCluster_for_Oracle_RAC_on_Extended_Distance_Clusters ActiveCluster is the latest software feature added to the Purity operating system 5.0.0 of the Pure FlashArray that enables symmetric active-active bidirectional replication between two FlashArrays that provides zero …

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Cloning Oracle Database on ASM with Pure FlashArray on to same host

A lot of customers have requested the steps to clone an Oracle database on ASM hosted on Pure FlashArray, on to the same database host like cloning QA database into DEV on the same host. The problem is, cloning an ASM lun and mounting it onto the same host would result in two luns with …

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Oracle Database cloning using VVols

Update (Aug 9th 2017): The Purity version with VVols integration is available starting 5.0 which is in beta currently.  Check out our support website (support.purestorage.com) for Purity 5.0 availability. There has been lot of talks about VVols and how the storage vendors are implementing it.  I am not a VMware vExpert and this blog post …

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