Run Databases, Middleware and Applications on VMware, On-Premises or in a full Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Virtualize your mission-critical Oracle software, including database, middleware and applications, and achieve quantifiable time-to-market and TCO improvements. A simplified IT environment lets your Oracle IT and application administrators better leverage your storage, network and computing resources to control costs and respond faster to changing business needs. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution can be used as fully supported by both Oracle and VMware as VMware environment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Get Professional Services for Virtualizing Oracle DB, Middleware and Applications.

Respond to Changing Business Needs Faster

Install Oracle databases, middleware and applications on the most trusted virtualization platform and see how a dramatically simplified Hybrid Cloud infrastructure lets you get the most out of your existing resources.

Reduce Licensing Cost While Staying Compliant with Oracle Licensing Policies

Take advantage of license consolidation by deploying Oracle databases to VMware vSphere clusters. Learn more about Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing for VMware Environments.

Get VMware Support from Oracle

Oracle fully supports the virtualization of Oracle Software on VMware. This includes all Oracle products including Applications, Middleware and the Oracle Database (RDBMS). The Sept 16th, 2019 Announcement at Oracle Open World of the Strategic Partner Alliance between Oracle and VMware centerpiece is the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VMware Solutions but the announcement includes a support agreement between Oracle and VMware to support “Oracle customers with active support contracts running supported versions of Oracle products in Oracle supported computing environments who encounter problems when running those products on VMware virtualized environments”. To augment Oracle’s support document, VMware also has a total ownership policy for customers with Oracle issues. VMware Support will accept accountability for any Oracle-related issue reported by a customer. By being accountable, VMware Support will drive the issue to resolution regardless of which vendor (VMware, Oracle or others) is responsible for the resolution. In most cases, reported issues can be resolved via configuration changes, bug fixes or feature enhancements by one of the involved vendors.


  • Improve Scalability, Availability and Performance with Oracle Virtualization
  • Running Oracle databases on VMware vSphere gives you significant scalability, availability and performance benefits. Direct hardware costs can be reduced significantly when virtualizing database workloads. In addition, you'll see significant operational cost savings as your floor space, power and cooling needs are lowered without compromising on performance or manageability
  • Memory oversubscription to make more efficient use of physical RAM
  • High performance "gang" scheduler to dynamically allocate resources to virtual machines
  • Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS) to load balance virtual machines across a cluster
  • Direct driver model with very high I/O throughput
  • Support for large memory pages and nested/extended page tables
  • Full Hybrid Cloud Solutions can be architected when using a variety of VMware Cloud
  • Foundation based solutions such as Oracle Cloud VMware Solutions or the VMware Cloud on AWS


Reduce Licensing Cost While Staying Compliant with Oracle Licensing Policies

Take advantage of license consolidation by deploying Oracle databases to VMware vSphere clusters. 

Learn more about Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing for VMware Environments.

Joint Solutions

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides a customer managed, native VMware-based cloud environment, installed within a customer’s tenancy. It offers complete control using familiar VMware tools. Customers can move or extend VMware-based workloads to the cloud without rearchitecting applications or retooling operations.

Key benefits of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Enjoy more control as you move seamlessly between on-premises and cloud environments, as well as hybrid deployments that span both. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides:

Familiar Tools and Processes

Work with the VMware solutions you already know, including vSAN, NSX, vSphere and HCX. This familiarity makes it incredibly easy to shift SDDC workloads to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. The solution follows the VMware standard of 3+ bare metal hosts using a VMware Validated Design architecture, on VMware certified hardware.

Advanced Capabilities

Easily integrate with other Oracle Cloud solutions, including:

  • Oracle Autonomous Database
  • Oracle Exadata
  • Oracle RAC
  • Database as a service
  • Virtual machines
  • Bare metal compute instances

To make things simple, these all run in the same cloud data centers, on the same virtual cloud networks, and are accessible through the same portal and APIs.

A Single View

Gain a single view of your hybrid cloud environment – including your on premises data center and cloud operations – with VMware vCenter Server. This can run in your data center or in Oracle Cloud. Whatever works best for your team.

Full Support

Access expanded technical support for Oracle products running on VMware virtualized environments – whether in the Oracle cloud, in other clouds or your data center. The fully supported, high-performance environment includes first-class customer service, making migrations quick and easy.


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