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Oracle Database Appliance: new ODA X3-2 architecture

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A few weeks ago, I posted an article about Oracle Database Appliance, focusing on ODA version 2.5.0.0.0. However, a new update of ODA, version 2.5.5.0.0, was released by Oracle on 5 March. This posting will focus on the new ODA release, which leads to a new hardware architecture. So, what’s new with this new ODA version? According to the Release Notes, ODA now supports the new X3-2 architecture which allows additional hardware and storage capabilities. Physical…

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Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) – an overview

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Last february, I had the chance to attend an Oracle presentation about ODA: Oracle Database Appliance. I found it interessant to share what I have learned about this technology. Which, I confess, convinced me. Summary Before developing the software and hardware components, here is a small overview of ODA. ODA is an all in one solution providing Hardware, Operating System, and database components. It comes in a 4U rack server form, composed of two distinct…

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Overview of Oracle Linux releases and kernels

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As everybody knows, Linux regroups several operating system families. The most popular Linux OS are Debian, Red Hat, or Suse. But each family has many derived Linux distributions. In November 2006, Oracle released the first version of its operating system, totally based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Enterprise Linux. Up to release 5, the system came with two kernels: A customized kernel with bug fixes, based on Red Hat kernel, installed and started by default…

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Unable to resize tmpfs on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 versions

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I recently helped to create a lab dedicated to a training about Oracle backup and recovery, with Oracle 11g databases. While creating several databases on an Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.1, I wanted to resize the tmpfs to allocate more memory to the databases for AMM (Automatic Memory Management). That was a small challenge 🙂 … By default, the value of the tmpfs is the half of the installed memory. So, on my 3 GB memory…

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David Hueber

Linux: Disks diagnostic using smartctl

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Facing disk issues such as corruption or block defect is thankfully not happening frequently. However when it does, the diagnose may look sometimes like a real struggle. This is forgetting that disks integrate since years the S.M.A.R.T technology. Good point, it can easily be adressed in Linux command line through smartctl What is S.M.A.R.T. exactly? S.M.A.R.T., which stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (also called SMART), is a monitoring system for and integrated in…

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How to add new tables in existing Oracle GoldenGate replication

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Introduction Often some times after having setting up a replication environment, it is needed to add additional tables to the replication, where the additional tables have dependency with the current replicated tables. This tasks must be implemented without disturbing the current replication environment Explanation In this example the below tables from schema G001 on Database PROD1 will be added, to an existing Replication from PROD1 to REP CFG_ADV_COND CFG_NARRATIVE_TEMPLATE CFG_REG_REPORT_RULES CMN_LOOKUP CMN_USER_LOGIN Stop the replication…

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David Hueber

Using IOzone for Linux disk performance analysis

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Who never had to measure the disk performances on a system?

Speaking about Linux performance monitoring includes a significant part on disk performances. If you are facing applications or databases running slower than expected or than on other environments, you may take a look on the I/O performances.
This blog aims to provide to introduction to a pretty interesting tool, iozone…

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