Friday , November 28 2014

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VMTurbo 5.0 – Control in the Software Defined Universe


Virualization is very powerful technology but  it comes with greater responsibility as well. If you do not configure or maintain your virtual environment properly, it will affect whole environment. Do you would like to know how ? In most of the cases , SAN storage systems will be shared for all the physical and virtual environments. If you do more ... Read More »

Exadata Storage Cell Commands Cheat Sheet

Quick Reference

It is not an easy to remember the commands since most of the UNIX administrators are working on multiple Operating systems and different  OS flavors. Exadata and ZFS appliance are adding additional responsibility to Unix administrator and need to remember those appliance commands as well. This article will provide the reference to all Exadata storage cell commands with examples for ... Read More »

Exadata – Distributed Command-Line Utility (dcli) – Part 6

Exadata cell

Distributed command line utility(dcli) provides an option to execute the monitoring and administration commands on multiple servers simultaneously.In exadata database  machine , you may need to create the griddisks on all the exadata storage cells frequently. Each time , you need to login to all the storage cells and create the griddisk manually.But dcli will make our life easier once you ... Read More »

Exadata Storage Cell – Administrating the Disks – Part 5

Exadata storage cell disks

Exadata Storage server uses the cell software to manage the disks. Like volume manager, we need to build couple of virtual layers to get the grid disks.These griddisk will be used  to create the ASM disk group on the database level . In this article, we will see that how we can create/delete the celldisk, griddisk,flashcache & flashlog using the ... Read More »

Exadata – CELLCLI command Line Utility1 – Part 4


Exadata storage is managed by CELLCLI command line utility. Management process (MS) will communicate with cellcli to maintain the configuration on the system. CELLCLI utility can be launched by user  ”celladmin” or “root”. In this article ,we will see how to list the storage objects and how to stop/start the cell services using the CELLCLI utility.At the end of the ... Read More »

Exploring the Exadata Storage Cell Processes – Part 3

Exadata storage cell

Exadata storage cell is new to the industry and only oracle is offering such a customized storage for oracle database. Unlike the traditional  SAN storage ,Exadata data storage will help to reduce the processing at the DB node level. Since the exadata storage cell has its own processors and 64GB physical memory , it can easily offload the DB nodes. ... Read More »

Architecture of Exadata Database Machine – Part 2

Exadata Network Architecture

Exadata Database machine provides a high performance,high availability and plenty of storage space platform for oracle database .The high availability clustering is is provided by Oracle RAC and ASM will be responsible for storage mirroring .Infiniband technology provides high bandwidth and low latency cluster interconnect and storage networking.  The powerful compute nodes joins in the RAC cluster to offers the great ... Read More »

Exadata DataBase Machine Overview – Part 1

Exadata - Database machine x3-8 Full Rack

This article is going to provide the overview about the Oracle’s Exadata database machine and the  benefits of this engineering system. Oracle Database machine is fully integrated with oracle databases and it uses Exadata storage servers.This machine provides high performance and high availability  for all type of database workloads.It also completely eliminates the all the bottlenecks and mainly IOPS. So ... Read More »

Do not virtualize your Environment using Hypervisor !

Don't do it

Virtualization is definitely  saving the IT cost and most of the companies are benefiting from it.But at the same time, you should not virtualize the all the environment using hypervisors without analyzing it. Hypervisor Virtualization may not be a good choice for heavy work load systems and some specific applications. These items needs to be  identified prior to the environment design process. ... Read More »

Cloud Computing Trends In 2014

Cloud trends

Cloud Computing Trends In 2014 Cloud computing is getting a lot of attention and is being adopted more and more since it has the ability to change according to the needs of businesses. Small businesses can also benefit from providers that offer benefits like big data analytics and application services to incorporate cloud computing in their long-term. Have a look ... Read More »

VMware Software Defined DataCenter – SDDC

Vmware vSphere Decoupled with VMware NSX

Server virtualization has changed the traditional way of computing completely. In older days , To get the required operating system instance ,we need to wait atleast for atleast for a month.Why because, the procurement team need to get the quote from the hardware vendors, place the order for new hardwares,deploy it in the datacenter and hire architect to design the ... Read More »

NAKIVO – Testing Flash VM Boot Feature

Preparing the VM

NAKIVO Launches v5 Beta with Flash VM Boot feature .I have tried the Flash VM Boot on my LAB systems and  would like to demonstrate the same here. The Flash VM Boot feature provides the ability to boot VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, without recovering the entire VMs first. The backup from which the VM is started ... Read More »