Oracle on IBM Power Systems

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 26 October 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460125
ISBN-13: 9780738460123
IBM Form #: SG24-8485-00

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Andrew Braid, Frederic Dubois, Alexander Hartmann, Octavian Lascu, Francois Martin, Wayne Martin, Stephan Navarro, Norbert Pistoor, Hubert Savio, Ralf Schmidt-Dannert


This IBM Redbooks publication journeys, educates and prepares the readers to understand how Oracle take advantages of the architectural capabilities of IBM Power Systems.

This book delivers a technical snapshot of Oracle on Power Systems utilizing the general available and supported software and hardware resources to help you guide you to understand:

+ Why Oracle on Power Systems?
+ Document efficiencies and benefits of the Power Systems architecture.
+ Strengths of the Power Systems Architecture (differentiate the technology and align with Oracle DB requirements - processor architecture helpers and IBM AIX on IBM POWER ecosystem).
+ Use scenarios which align to the story, showcase and document step-by-step the relevant, selected strengths, ecosystem features in the scenarios.

The goal of this publication is to complement Oracle and Power Systems features to deliver a general and typical content including nuts and bolts with a modern publication view of the solution for deploying Oracle (RAC and Single instance) on Power Systems by using theoretical knowledge, hands-on exercises, and documenting the findings by way of sample scenarios.

This publication addresses topics for developers, IT specialists, systems architects, brand specialist, sales teams, and anyone looking for a guide on how to implement the best options for Oracle on Power Systems. Moreover, this book provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This publication complements the documentation available at IBM Documentation, and aligns with the educational materials provided by the IBM Garage for Systems Technical Training.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Power Systems and IBM AIX features
Chapter 2. Architecture design options and choices
Chapter 3. Oracle Database in hybrid multicloud infrastructure on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 4. Migration best practices
Chapter 5. Preparing the Oracle software installation recommendations
Chapter 6. Oracle RAC for AIX with IBM Spectrum Scale
Chapter 7. Monitoring and performance troubleshooting
Chapter 8. Oracle Database and storage
Chapter 9. Networking options for LPARs running Oracle DB
Appendix A. Additional material

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