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Validated Configuration Details
Configuration SummaryOracle Linux 6 Update 4 x86_64 on HP ProLiant DL385 G7 and HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 SAS Modular Smart Array with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Publication Date26-MAR-13
Version1.0
Server PlatformHPE ProLiant DL385 G7
Storage ModelHPE StorageWorks P2000 G3 SAS Modular Smart Array
Oracle SoftwareOracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) for Linux x86-64
Linux DistributionOracle Linux 6 Update 4 x86_64
Server and Storage Platform Details
Server Model2 X HPE ProLiant DL385 G7
Processors2 X 12 Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6172 2.1 GHz
Memory46GB
OnBoardStorage 300Gb SCSI disk
RAIDHP Company Smart Array P410i
Network/Interconnect4 X Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
HBA Dual Port QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA
Multipathdevice mapper multipath 0.4.9-64.0.3.el6_4.1.x86_64
Storage ModelHPE StorageWorks P2000 G3 SAS Modular Smart Array
 
Switch Details
Switch ModelHP ProCurve 1810G-24
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.Used for public network
 
Switch Model2 x HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/16
Switch TypeFC Switch
Additional Info.None
 
Switch ModelCisco Catalyst 3750-X
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.Used for private network
 
Linux Distribution Details
OSOracle Linux 6 Update 4 x86_64
Kernelkernel-uek-2.6.39-400.17.1.el6uek.x86_64 or higher
 
Additional Packages Needed From Distribution
bc-1.06.95-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
bind-utils-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.0.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
binutils-2.20.51.0.2-5.36.el6.x86_64.rpm
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686.rpm
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.x86_64.rpm
elfutils-libelf-0.152-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
ethtool-3.5-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
gcc-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
gcc-c++-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
gdb-7.2-60.el6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.12-1.107.el6.i686.rpm
glibc-2.12-1.107.el6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-common-2.12-1.107.el6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-devel-2.12-1.107.el6.i686.rpm
glibc-devel-2.12-1.107.el6.x86_64.rpm
glibc-headers-2.12-1.107.el6.x86_64.rpm
initscripts-9.03.38-1.0.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
ksh-20100621-19.el6.x86_64.rpm
libICE-1.0.6-1.el6.i686.rpm
libSM-1.2.1.2.el6.i686.rpm
libXp-1.0.0-15.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
libXt-1.1.3.1.el6.i686.rpm
libXtst-1.2.1-2.el6.i686.rpm
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6.i686.rpm
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64.rpm
libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64.rpm
libgcc-4.4.7-3.el6.i686.rpm
libgcc-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
libstdc++-4.4.7-3.el6.i686.rpm
libstdc++-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
libstdc++-devel-4.4.7-3.el6.i686.rpm
make-3.81-20.el6.x86_64.rpm
module-init-tools-3.9-21.0.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
pam-1.1.1-13.el6.x86_64.rpm
procps-3.2.8-25.el6.x86_64.rpm
sysstat-9.0.4-20.el6.x86_64.rpm
unixODBC-2.2.14-12.el6.x86_64.rpm
unixODBC-devel-2.2.14-12.el6.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.9.el6.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-utils-7.5-6.el6.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-xinit-1.0.9-13.el6.x86_64.rpm
Oracle Packages
oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64.rpmoracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64.rpm installs the packages required for Oracle Database and sets the recommended system parameters. It is available in ULN channels and public-yum.oracle.com
oracleasm-support-2.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpmRequired for DB on ASM
oracleasmlib-2.0.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpmRequired for DB on ASM
Configuration Files
Conf File Settings Comments
/etc/security/limits.conforacle soft nproc 131072 
 oracle hard nofile 131072 
 oracle soft nofile 131072# depending on size of db, these may need to be larger
 oracle hard stack 32768 
 oracle hard nproc 131072 
 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 hard core unlimited 
 oracle soft core unlimited 
 oracle soft stack 10240 
/etc/sysctl.confnet.core.rmem_max = 4194304 
 net.core.wmem_max = 3145728 
 kernel.shmmax = 4398046511104# For 32bit architecture set (4GB-1) and for 64 bit architecture set 4TB
 net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500 
 fs.file-max = 6815744 
 fs.aio-max-nr = 3145728 
 net.core.wmem_default = 262144 
 net.core.rmem_default = 262144 
 kernel.shmmni = 4096 
 kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128 
 kernel.msgmax = 65536 
 kernel.shmall = 1073741824 
 kernel.sysrq = 1 
 kernel.msgmnb = 65536 
Filesystems Tested
Filesystem Mount Options Details
ASMNoneUsing Automatic Storage Management Library Driver (asmlib) on device-mapper devices for OCR,VOTE and datafiles
Driver Modules
Driver ModuleNetwork driver module (bnx2)
Versionv2.2.3 or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle Linux 6
 
Driver ModuleHBA driver module (qla2xxx)
Versionv8.04.00.07-k or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle Linux 6
 
Miscellaneous
Two gigabit networks, 1 for public and 1 private.
The swap partition is 22GB.
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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