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The goal of this program is to validate hardware with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, and to identify issues and configuration details that would impact customer deployments. Oracle developed the program to go far beyond the standard certification testing normally performed with operating systems. Hardware vendors participating in this program perform thorough testing of the hardware in real-world configurations with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

This is not a database certification. Oracle Database is a component of the environment because it is demanding on hardware resources (processor, memory, cache, storage, network) and the operating system, and well suited for this advanced level of testing. The validation program uses Oracle Database as a tool and hardware is not certified with Oracle Database as a result of the validation program.

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OVM Configuration Summary
Validated Configuration Details
Publication Date17-SEP-13
Version1.0
Server PlatformDell PowerEdge M820
Storage ModelDell Compellent SC8000
Guest VMsOracle Database Single Instance on Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 x86_64 , Oracle Linux 5 Update 9 x86_64
Linux DistributionOracle VM Server 3.2.4 x86_64
Guest VM Configurations
Oracle recommends Paravirtualized guests
Server and Storage Platform Details
Server Model2 X Dell PowerEdge M820
Processors4 X Hexa Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4617 2.9GHz
Hardware Virtualization SupportYes
TypeVT-x
Memory128GB RAM
OnBoardStorage4 X 146Gb SAS 15k RPM with RAID 10
RAIDDell PERC H310 adapter
Network/Interconnect2 X Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57810S Ethernet
HBA2 X QLogic QME2662 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
MultipathDevice mapper multipath 0.4.9-46.100.5.el5
Storage ModelDell Compellent SC40 , Dell Compellent SC8000
Storage DetailsHBAs per controller:Front Ends: 2 x 8Gbps FC HBAs,Back End: 1 x QP SAS HBA
 
Switch Details
Switch ModelMXL 10/40GbE blade switch
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.List of compatible switches: Dell PowerConnect M8024-k 10GbE switch,Dell PowerConnect M8428-k 10GbE switch,Dell PowerConnect M6348 1GbE Switch,Dell PowerConnect M6220 1GbE Switch
 
Switch ModelBrocade M6505 16Gbps blade switch
Switch TypeFC Switch
Additional Info.None
 
Oracle VM Server Details
OSOracle VM Server 3.2.4 x86_64
Kernelkernel-uek-2.6.39-300.32.1.el5uek or higher
Xen Versionxen-4.1.3-25.el5.22 or higher
Additional InfoNone
 
Driver Modules
Driver ModuleNetwork driver module (bnx2)
Versionv1.72.50 or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle VM Server
 
Driver ModuleHBA driver module (qla2xxx)
Version8.04.00.08.39.0-k or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle VM Server
 
Miscellaneous
/OVS cluster root partition is mounted on multipathed disk. The database on the VM resides on ext3 disk created on the disk using OVM manager.
List of compatible HBA: Qlogic QME2572 8Gb,Qlogic QME2662 16Gb.
List of compatible NIC: Broadcom 5719 QP 1GbE,Broadcom 57810S DP 10GbE
 
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