Setup Linux Partitions onto single VMWare Hard Disks

JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
Right now I'm running a proof of concpet of a RHEL 5 on a VM in VMWare/vSphere, with an onboard Oracle 11gR2 database.

Reading thru a number of Oracle Whitepapers, their best pratice states that, say for example, where the database gets installed, /opt, should have its own hard disk under the vm in vSphere. Along with say /var/log/messages under its own hard disk and /tmp.

I've looked around online and can't find any info on how to set this up. Talking with our vmware admin, who's background is in Windows, stated that along of Windows Servers that run Oracle, are often setup this way, which disks holding different areas of the database install.

Anyone have any idea how to set this up in Linux?
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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GRID, GICSP, GCIP, GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, CySA+, Sec+, eJPT Member Posts: 1,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Right click on the VM > "edit settings" > Add... > Hard Disk... enter your specifications. Then go into OS and proceed to configure from there.

    Edit: For the vSphere 5.x C# client
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  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
    I can't remember from any of the install screens from RHEL 5/6, will it allow me to point at these hard disks in VM?

    iBrokeIT wrote: »
    Right click on the VM > "edit settings" > Add... > Hard Disk... enter your specifications. Then go into OS and proceed to configure from there.

    Edit: For the vSphere 5.x C# client
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    You'll need to add these new disks via the vSphere client as the other poster said. Go into the OS and mount those partitions as needed.
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  • hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Don't forget to edit the /etc/fstab file in the linux guest OSes. Use the UUID to reference the hard drives in it.
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