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Note: All the posts are based on practical approach avoiding lengthy theory. All have been tested on some development servers. Please don’t test any post on production servers until you are sure.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Exadata: Using Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) CLI

What is ILOM?
Oracle ILOM is integrated service processor hardware and software that is preinstalled on Oracle servers, including the storage and database servers in Oracle Exadata. The service processor runs its own embedded operating system and has a dedicated Ethernet port to provide out-of-band server monitoring and management capabilities. Oracle ILOM can be accessed via a browser-based web interface or a command-line interface, and it also provides an SNMP interface and IPMI support.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Exadata: Configuring SSH Equivalency to use dcli

Exadata comes with many storage servers, The Cell Administration can be done on the command line as user celladmin with CellCLI,but it would be an annoying task to do all commands many times. Therefore, dcli was introduced to enable us to control multiple Cells with a single command for which you have to configure the SSH.

Exadata: Physical Disks, LUNs, and Cell Disks Mapping

As an Exadata DMA, you should know to map the physical disks in an Exadata Storage Server to Logical Units (LUNs) and map LUNs to Exadata cell disks in order to understand how Exadata’s disks are presented as usable storage entities.

Exadata: Locating Oracle Cluster Registry and Voting Disks

On Exadata, Oracle has elected to store the Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR) and voting disks on Oracle ASM disk groups, mapped to Exadata storage server grid disks. The OCR and voting disks are typically stored in the DBFS_DG ASM disk group and associated grid disks.