It's an interactive Q&A webinar with Dave Welch the main guy at VMware's booth at Oracle Open World last week. Dave is pro VMware as one might imagine. If you have any burning questions about VMware and Oracle and/or positive/negative experiences with Oracle on VMware, drop me a line and I'll try and get your content, questions and feedback into the webinar. (during the webinar questions can be posted in the online chat)
The current list of questions center around performance overhead on VMware, Oracle's attitude toward supporting VMware, whether RAC is appropriate and/or supported on VMware and how VMware compares to Oracle's VM server.
Before working at Embarcadero I redesigned the performance pages in Oracles OEM 10g (see a before and after example). I am on the patent from the team for our tuning methodology (Patents: 20060059205) . I freely provide graphical monitoring tools such as ASHMON (TCL/TK) as well as scripts to profile database load such as S-ASH ie Simulated ASH (PLSQL). S-ASH, ASHMON and more are available at my old site http://ashmasters.com/ . I have made available C code to directly read profiling data out of Oracle's memory structures, called Direct Memory Access. I speak at conferences and give classes around the world.This blog has some of my new ideas on Visual SQL Tuning (VST), work on DB Optimizer, possibly some past material on DB performance monitoring as well as lots of references and pointers to other information on the web that I find important and worth emphasizing.