Infrastructure at your Service

On the 16th and 17th of June David Hueber, Georges Grey and myself had the chance to attend the ODA hands on workshop at Arrow ECS. Lead Trainer Ruggero Citton (Oracle ODA Product Development) did the first day with plenty of theory and examples. On the second day we had the opportunity to play on a brand new ODA X5-2:
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[[email protected] ~]# oakcli show server

        Power State              : On
        Open Problems            : 0
        Model                    : ODA X5-2
        Type                     : Rack Mount
        Part Number              : 33584041+1+1
        Serial Number            : 1522NMF01C
        Primary OS               : Not Available
        ILOM Address             : XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
        ILOM MAC Address         : XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
        Description              : Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 1522NMF01C
        Locator Light            : Off
        Actual Power Consumption : 315 watts
        Ambient Temperature      : 21.000 degree C
        Open Problems Report     : System is health

David and Georges deployed a Windows Server VM which might be used the applications in a “real” scenario:
ODA-Win-VM-install2.png
For my part I tried some silly stuff and deployed a solaris 11.2 vm template and compiled PostgreSQL inside it. The Solaris VM:

xm list dwe_solaris112
Name                                        ID   Mem VCPUs      State   Time(s)
dwe_solaris112                               3  2048     2     -b----    409.1
[[email protected] solaris112]#[[email protected] ~]# oakcli show vm dwe_solaris112
Resource: dwe_solaris112
        AutoStart       :       restore
        CPUPriority     :       100
        Disks           :       |file:/OVS/Repositories/dwe_srepo/.
                                ACFS/snaps/dwe_solaris112/VirtualMa
                                chines/dwe_solaris112/958ef7940b124
                                ba2b0c68c4f7f238905.img,xvda,w|
        Domain          :       XEN_PVM
        ExpectedState   :       online
        FailOver        :       false
        IsSharedRepo    :       true
        Keyboard        :       en-us
        MaxMemory       :       2048M
        MaxVcpu         :       2
        Memory          :       2048M
        Mouse           :       OS_DEFAULT
        Name            :       dwe_solaris112
        Networks        :
        NodeNumStart    :       0
        OS              :       OL_5
        PrefNodeNum     :       0
        PrivateIP       :       None
        ProcessorCap    :       100
        RepoName        :       dwe_srepo
        Source          :       0
        State           :       Online
        TemplateName    :       otml_dwesol112
        VDisks          :       |0|
        Vcpu            :       2
        cpupool         :       default-unpinned-pool
        vncport         :       None

And PostgreSQL inside that VM:

-bash-4.1$ hostname
dwesolaris112
-bash-4.1$ psql
psql (9.4.4)
Type "help" for help.
postgres=# l
                             List of databases
   Name    |  Owner   | Encoding  | Collate | Ctype |   Access privileges
-----------+----------+-----------+---------+-------+-----------------------
 postgres  | postgres | SQL_ASCII | C       | C     |
 template0 | postgres | SQL_ASCII | C       | C     | =c/postgres          +
           |          |           |         |       | postgres=CTc/postgres
 template1 | postgres | SQL_ASCII | C       | C     | =c/postgres          +
           |          |           |         |       | postgres=CTc/postgres
(3 rows)
postgres=# select version();
                                   version
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 PostgreSQL 9.4.4 on i386-pc-solaris2.11, compiled by gcc (GCC) 4.8.2, 32-bit
(1 row)

Worked like a charm but definitely nothing to do in real life 🙂
As an additional goody we were given the ODA simulator (unfortunately not available for download):

odasim 

ODA Simulator (Version:  12.1.2.0.0)

Welcome to the ODA Simulator.  Please choose which lab you want to run,
and I'll set up the simulator for your choice.

Main Menu
---------
Bare Metal ODA Labs:
1 : Lab 1--Bare Metal Deployment and Database Management
2 : Lab 2--Patching and Upgrades

Virtualized ODA Labs:
3 : Lab 3--Virtualized (ODA_Base) Deployment
4 : Lab 4--Creating and Managing VM Templates and VMs  
5 : Restore your previous session

Enter the number corresponding to your selection (1-5) or 'Q' to quit:  1

At the end we learned much and had the chance to try some serious and not so serious stuff. For sure it was fun…

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Daniel Westermann
Daniel Westermann

Principal Consultant & Technology Leader Open Infrastructure