This paper offers a detailed overview of EMC VPLEX for Oracle RAC and Extended Oracle RAC. Reading this paper an Oracle DBA will learn that VPLEX storage works with EMC and non-EMC storage arrays which makes it truly an open continuous availability solution. Additionally, VPLEX has these three configurations:
- VPLEX Local (great for storage resiliency within the data center)
- VPLEX Metro (great with Oracle Extended RAC)
- VPLEX Geo (AccessAnywhere)
Interestingly, this paper also has Oracle Virtual Machine and shows how virtualization and VPLEX adds flexibility and agility to the continuous availability architecture. There is so much more this paper covers!