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Validated Configuration Details
Configuration SummaryOracle Linux 5 Update 9 x86_64 on HP ProLiant DL980 G7 and HP EVA4400 (HSV300) with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Publication Date21-FEB-13
Version1.0
Server PlatformHPE ProLiant DL980 G7
Storage ModelHP EVA4400 (HSV300)
Oracle SoftwareOracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) for Linux x86-64
Linux DistributionOracle Linux 5 Update 9 x86_64
Server and Storage Platform Details
Server Model2 X HPE ProLiant DL980 G7
Processors16 X Intel(R) Xeon(R) E7-4870 (2.4GHz/10-core/30MB/130W) processor
Memory256Gb
OnBoardStorage 215Gb SCSI disk
RAIDHP Smart Array P410i Controller with 512MB FBWC
Network/Interconnect2 X Dual Port NetXen Incorporated NX3031 Multifunction 1/10-Gigabit Server Adapter Ethernet
HBA QLogic HPAJ764A - HP 8Gb Dual Channel PCI-e 2.0 FC HBA
MultipathDevice mapper multipath 0.4.7-54.el5
Storage ModelHP EVA4400 (HSV300)
 
Switch Details
Switch ModelCisco 4948
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.Connected to public network
 
Switch ModelHP ProCurve Switch 2724
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.Connected to private network
 
Linux Distribution Details
OSOracle Linux 5 Update 9 x86_64
Kernelkernel-uek-2.6.39-300.26.1.el5uek.x86_64 or higher
 
Additional Packages Needed From Distribution
bc-1.06-21.el5.x86_64.rpm
bind-utils-9.3.6-20.P1.el5_8.2.x86_64.rpm
binutils-2.17.50.0.6-20.el5_8.3.x86_64.rpm
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61.el5.i686.rpm
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61.el5.x86_64.rpm
elfutils-libelf-0.137-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
ethtool-6.4.el5.x86_64.rpm
gcc-4.1.2-54.el5.x86_64.rpm
gcc-c++-4.1.2-54.el5.x86_64.rpm
gdb-7.0.1-45.el5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.5-107.el5.i686.rpm
glibc-2.5-107.el5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-common-2.5-107.el5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-devel-2.5-105.el5.i686.rpm
glibc-devel-2.5-107.el5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-headers-2.5-107.el5.x86_64.rpm
initscripts-8.45.42-1.0.3.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm
ksh-20100621-12.el5.x86_64.rpm
libICE-1.0.1-2.1.el5.i686.rpm
libSM-1.0.1-3.1.el5.i686.rpm
libXp-1.0.0-8.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libXt-1.0.2-3.2.el5.i686.rpm
libXtst-1.0.1.3-1.el5.i686.rpm
libaio-0.3.106-5.el5.i686.rpm
libaio-0.3.106-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
libaio-devel-0.3.106-5.el5.x86_64.rpm
libgcc-4.1.2-54.el5.i686.rpm
libgcc-4.1.2-54.el5.x86_64.rpm
libstdc++-4.1.2-54.el5.i686.rpm
libstdc++-4.1.2-54.el5.x86_64.rpm
libstdc++-devel-4.1.2-54.el5.i686.rpm
make-3.81-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
pam-0.99.6.2-12.el5.x86_64.rpm
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.x86_64.rpm
sysstat-7.0.2-12.0.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
unixODBC-2.2.11-10.el5.x86_64.rpm
unixODBC-devel-2.2.11-10.el5.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-2.13.0.59.0.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-utils-7.1-2.fc6.el5.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-xinit-1.0.2-15.el5.x86_64.rpm
Oracle Packages
ocfs2-tools-1.8.0-10.el5.x86_64.rpmRequired for DB on OCFS2
oracle-validated-1.1.0-17.el5.x86_64.rpmoracle-validated installs the packages required for Oracle Database and sets the recommended system parameters. It is not required but is recommended to save time in getting the system setup.It is available in ULN channels, Oracle Linux media, and public-yum.oracle.com. NOTE: oracle-validated does not install gdb. Oracle support recommends to install gdb for supportability and diagnosability.
Configuration Files
Conf File Settings Comments
/etc/security/limits.conforacle hard nproc 131072 
 oracle soft nproc 131072 
 oracle hard nofile 131072 
 oracle soft nofile 131072# depending on size of db, these may need to be larger
 oracle hard memlock 50000000 
 oracle soft memlock 50000000# set memlock greater than or equal to the sga size to allow oracle to use hugepages if configured
 oracle soft core unlimited 
 oracle hard core unlimited 
/etc/sysctl.confkernel.shmmni = 4096 
 net.core.rmem_default = 262144 
 net.core.wmem_default = 262144 
 fs.aio-max-nr = 3145728 
 fs.file-max = 6815744 
 net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500 
 net.core.rmem_max = 4194304 
 net.core.wmem_max = 262144 
 kernel.shmmax = 16892102656 
 kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 142 
 kernel.msgmni = 2878 
 kernel.msgmax = 8192 
 kernel.shmall = 8187841 
 net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies = 1 
 kernel.core_uses_pid = 1 
 kernel.sysrq = 1 
 net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter = 2 
 kernel.msgmnb = 65536 
Filesystems Tested
Filesystem Mount Options Details
OCFS2_netdev,datavolume,nointr,noatimeDatafiles,ocr and voting disk files on OCFS2
Driver Modules
Driver ModuleHBA driver module (qla2xxx)
Versionv8.04.00.03.39.0-k or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle Linux 5
 
Driver ModuleQLogic/NetXen Network Driver
Versionv4.0.78 or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle Linux 5
 
Miscellaneous
Two gigabit networks, 1 for public and 1 private.
The swap partition is 4GB.
Oracle Software Details
ProductOracle Database 11g Release 2, Single Instance and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) for Linux x86-64
Version11.2.0.3
Patchesnone
 
Configuration Feedback
Bug No16823432
SummaryIO Performance degradation due to transparent hugepage enabled, when the system is under memory pressure.
Affects2.6.39-100 and upwards
SymptomWith THP enabled by default, RAC nodes may reboot due to slow I/O, when the system is under moderate memory pressure
Solution/WorkaroundDisable hugepages by the command echo never > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled and echo never > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/defrag
 
 
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