IBM System Storage N series Best Practice Guidelines for Oracle

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 04 May 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486442
ISBN-13: 9780738486444
IBM Form #: SG24-7383-00
(122 pages)

Authors: Alex Osuna, Eva Ho, Eric Barrett, Bikash R. Choudhury, Bruce Clarke, Ed Hsu, Blaine McFadden, Tushar Patel


This IBM Redbooks publication describes best practice guidelines for running Oracle databases on IBM System Storage N series products with system platforms such as Solaris, HP/UX, AIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. It provides tips and recommendations on how to best configure Oracle and the N series products for optimum operation. The book presents an introductory view of the current N series models and features. It also explains basic network setup. For those who are unfamiliar with the N series portfolio of products, this book also provides an introduction to aggregates, volumes, and setup.

This document reflects work done by NetApp and Oracle, as well as by NetApp engineers at various joint customer sites. It is intended for storage administrators, database administrators, business partners, IBM personnel, or anyone who intends to use Oracle with the N series portfolio of products. It contains the bare minimum requirements for deployment of Oracle on the N series products. Therefore, you should use this document as a starting point for reference.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to this guide
Chapter 2. Network settings
Chapter 3. Volume, aggregate setup, and options
Chapter 4. RAID group size
Chapter 5. The 'snaps'
Chapter 6. Data ONTAP options for performance improvements
Chapter 7. Linux client settings for performance improvements
Chapter 8. Sun Solaris operating system
Chapter 9. Microsoft Windows operating system
Chapter 10. Backup, restore, and disaster recovery
Chapter 11. SnapManager for Oracle cloning
Chapter 12. Recommended NFS mount options for databases on the N series

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