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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 Date09-JUN-14
Server PlatformDell PowerEdge R720
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 3.2.8 x86_64
Guest VM Configurations
Oracle recommends Paravirtualized guests
Server and Storage Platform Details
Server Model2 X Dell PowerEdge R720
Server DetailsOther server models in this family: Dell PowerEdge R620, R720xd, T620
Processors2 X Deca Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2, HT Enabled 2.8GHz
Hardware Virtualization SupportYes
Memory64GB RAM
OnBoardStorage2 X 146Gb SAS drive 15k RPM with RAID1
RAIDDell PERC H710P mini
Network/Interconnect1 X Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5720 QP Gigabit Ethernet rNDC
HBA QLogic QLE2562 PCI-Express Dual Channel 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
MultipathDevice mapper multipath 0.4.9-46.100.5.el5.1
Storage ModelDell Compellent SC8000 , Dell Compellent SC40
Storage DetailsHBAs per controller:Front Ends: 1 x 16Gbps FC HBAs,Back End: 1 x QP SAS HBA
Switch Details
Switch ModelBrocade 5300 8Gbps Switch
Switch TypeFC Switch
Additional Info.List of compatible switches:Brocade 300, 5300, 6505, 6530
Switch ModelDell Force10 S55 1GbE switch
Switch TypeNetwork Switch
Additional Info.Public network switch. Compatible Network Switches - Dell Force10 S60 1GbE,Dell Force10 S4810 10GbE, Dell Force10 S4820T 10GbE
Oracle VM Server Details
OSOracle VM Server 3.2.8 x86_64
Kernelkernel-uek-2.6.39-400.214.3.el5uek or higher
Xen Versionxen-4.1.3-25.el5.94 or higher
Additional InfoOracle VM Server 3.2.8 iso on MOS -
Driver Modules
Driver ModuleNetwork driver module (bnx2)
Versionv2.2.3n or higher
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle VM Server
Driver ModuleHBA driver module (qla2xxx)
Versionv8. or higher
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle VM Server
/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.
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