We left all the vCPU and vMem properties in all the Oracle database VMs at their default values except for Memory Reservation. We allocated different quantities of vCPUs, vMems, and memory reservations to the different types of database VMs. For details about the allocated values during the testing of each of the test cases, see Table 2 and Table 7.
We added two virtual network adapters to each of the database VMs: one for in-band VM management and one for Oracle public traffic. We configured the two adapters with the recommended type setting of VMXNet 3. For details about the configuration of virtual switches and physical adapters, see Compute and network design in Appendix B.