DR site for an Oracle based product which is hosted in a virtual environment (VMWare ESX).I think you should check with Oracle first, they do not support Oracle running on VMWare. They only support,if it is running Oracle provided VM.
1. What I would be interested to know is what are the typically minimum requirements for networking the two sites if DG is to be used.The site can be any distance apart.
2. Can you tell me, is it common to use a mix of Dataguard and VMWare Site Recovery Manager?When you say, "mix of DG & VMWare Site Recovery Manager" did you mean to club both technology together to implement DG?
From what I know of the two products it seems reasonable to build a DR site with virtual machines using SRM and DG for ensuring the DB is available to those two sites?
When you say, "mix of DG & VMWare Site Recovery Manager" did you mean to club both technology together to implement DG?Yes. I only deal with stuff on top of the DB layer as a rule so I am in a territory I am not familiar with and thus not be making myself well understood.