VMware has a team of Oracle specialists who do a great job in handling the issues related to Oracle on VMware platform. A typical discussion goes like this in a typical shop which is experimenting or even a bit further with Virtualization:
The story is far from over, you have to tell me what we ended up NOT LEARNING here! We will continue this story in many different ways.
I didn't need a news item to inspire me to do this cartoon, but the folks who are new in this new "Nightmare" of Virtualization world may better take a look at this post from CW:
The support issue hasn't come to the fore yet because early virtualization adopters have mostly been large enterprises with sufficient clout to demand personalized help from reluctant software vendors, said IDC analyst Michelle Bailey. "The basic message is, 'Either support me or I'll find some other ISV that will -- or maybe I'll go open-source,'" Bailey said.
But she added that as virtualization software trickles down to smaller and less cutting-edge companies, those users "will be more conservative in their approach and will be looking for compliance [from vendors] upfront."
Although applications generally will run on virtual servers, scalability and management problems persist, according to Dominic Sartorio, president of the Open Solutions Alliance, a consortium of commercial open-source software developers. And when a user deploys an application in a virtual environment, doing so may not invalidate the software vendor's support agreement but could limit it, Sartorio said.
Rest of the article is here.