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Oracle Database Appliance

Oracle Database Appliance (X5-2) Study (Virtualized Platform deployment) section 1

**This article is only for the purpose of demonstrating of my study of the Oracle Database appliance, not for any other purposes.**

ODA Hardware version

This deployment is for ODA X5-2

Software Requirements

  • Oracle Database Appliance Manager 1212500
  • Oracle Database Appliance RDBMS Clone for end user (Patch Name or Number is 17770873), this patch is for Oracle Database RDBMS version 11.2.0.4.0 to 11.2.0.4.8

Documentations

  • Oracle Database Appliance – 12.1.2 and 2.X Supported ODA Versions Known Issues (Doc ID 888888.1)

Deployment with Oracle Onsite Engineer

The Oracle Database Appliance(ODA) come to the end user configured as Bare Metal by default. If the users want to run the virtualized platform on the ODA, re-image of the ODA is required. In additional, end users need allow more than a day for Oracle Onsite engineer to re-image the ODA.

1) Unpacking and cabling the ODA

Unpacking and cabling could be the easiest task during the ODA deployment. However, DBAs should still work with Network Engineers and Data Center Engineers to install the ODAs.

Making sure you have enough rack space, power plugs, network ports and cables on the rack

Making sure your network cabling map is correct, connect to wrong network could crash the applications in the network.

2) Network Configuration for ODA (VLAN)

Oracle Onsite engineer will ask you to provide the following details so they can add the ODA to your company’s network.

Public IP for ODA node1
Virtual IP for ODA node1
Public IP for ODA node2
Virtual IP for ODA node2
2 IPs for SCAN VIP
IP for DNS Server (For an enterprise environment, you will have more than 1)
DNS suffix (Normally, it is your domain name, for example newzonetech.com)
IP for NTP Server
Default Gateway
2 IPs for ILMO (for ODA node1 and node2)
Default Gateway for ILMO

For example

Public IP for ODA node1 10.208.17.10
Virtual IP for ODA node1 10.208.17.11
Public IP for ODA node2 10.208.17.12
Virtual IP for ODA node2 10.208.17.13
2 IPs for SCAN VIP 10.208.17.14, 10.208.17.15
IP for DNS Server 10.208.31.11, 10.208.31.12, 10.208.32.11(DR)
DNS suffix newzonetech.com
IP for NTP Server 10.208.31.20
Default Gateway 10.208.17.252
2 IPs for ILMO (for ODA node1 and node2) 10.208.14.3, 10.208.14.4
Default Gateway for ILMO 10.208.14.252

From the list above, we can spot 4 VLANs (10.208.17(VLAN:17), 10.208.31(VLAN:31), 10.208.32(VLAN:32), 10.208.14(VLAN:14))

VLAN:17 – used by Oracle Database Appliance guests (Dom0, ODA_BASE, Guest VMs etc) only

VLAN:31 and VLAN:32 – for DNS servers

VLAN:14 – is only for ILMO

3) Configuration the ODA

Start the config.bat under the Oracle Database Appliance Manager folder

Oracle_Appliance_Manager01

Oracle_Appliance_Manager02

Oracle_Appliance_Manager03

Oracle_Appliance_Manager04

Oracle_Appliance_Manager05

Oracle_Appliance_Manager06

Oracle_Appliance_Manager07

Oracle_Appliance_Manager08

Oracle_Appliance_Manager09

Oracle_Appliance_Manager10

Oracle_Appliance_Manager11

At the end, the Oracle Appliance Manager will generate a configuration file. Save the file in you drive. Late, we will use this file to initiate the Oracle Database Appliance.

Configuration File content

--Configuration Information--
ConfigVersion = 12.1.2.5.0
Hardware Type = V4
Environment Type = VM
Application Type = Generic
Deployment Mode = Basic

--Cluster Information--
System name = newzoneoda01
Domain Name = newzonetech.com
Region = America
Timezone = America/Los_Angeles

--Database Information--
Create initial Database = false
Is container database = false
Common fs = true
Data File Size = 0
Data Files on flash Storage = false
Database block size = (8192)
Database Backup Location = External
Deployment type = (RAC)
Database CharacterSet = AL32UTF8
National CharacterSet = AL16UTF16
Database Teritory = AMERICA
Database Language = AMERICAN
Database Class = odb-06
Database Type = OLTP

--Host Information--
Host VIP Names = (newzoneodanode01-vip newzoneodanode02-vip)

--SCAN Information--
Scan Name = newzoneoda-scan
Scan Name = (10.208.17.14 10.208.17.15)
Is DNS Server used = true
DNS Servers = (10.208.31.11 10.208.31.12 10.208.32.11)
NTP Servers = (10.208.31.20  )
VIP IP = (10.208.17.11 10.208.17.13)

--Network Information--
Public IP = (10.208.17.10 10.208.17.12)
Public Network Mask = 255.255.255.0
Public Network Gateway = 10.208.17.252
Public Network interface = eth1
Public Network Hostname = (newzoneodanode01 newzoneodanode02)
NET1 Interface = eth2
ILOM IPs = (10.208.14.3 10.208.14.4)
ILOM Hostname = (newzoneodanode01-ilom newzoneodanode02-ilom)
ILOM Netmask = 255.255.255.0
ILOM Gateway = 10.208.14.252
Disk Group Redundancy = ( HIGH HIGH HIGH NORMAL )

--CloudF FileSystem Info--
Configure Cloud FileSystem = False

--Automatic Service Request--
Configure ASR = False
Configure External ASR = False
SNMP Version = v2

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I am an Oracle DBA

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