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Validated Configuration Details
Configuration SummaryOracle Linux 7 Update 3 x86_64 on Dell EMC PowerEdge R930 and Dell EMC XtremIO X1 (2 X-Brick Cluster) with Oracle Database 12c Release 1
Publication Date09-MAY-17
Version1.0
Server PlatformDell EMC PowerEdge R930
Storage ModelDell EMC XtremIO X1 (2 X-Brick Cluster)
Oracle SoftwareOracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2.0) for Linux x86-64
Linux DistributionOracle Linux 7 Update 3 x86_64
Server and Storage Platform Details
Server Model2 X Dell EMC PowerEdge R930
Processors4 X Quad Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7-8893 v4 3.2 GHz
Memory512GB RAM
OnBoardStorage2 X 600 SAS 15k RPM RAID1
RAIDPERC H730P Adapter
Network/Interconnect1 X Quad Port Intel X710 10 Gigabit Ethernet rNDC
HBA LPe16002B-M6-D 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapater
Multipath Dell EMC PowerPath 6.1.0 for Linux
Storage ModelDell EMC XtremIO X1 (2 X-Brick Cluster)
Storage DetailsXIOS v4.0.15-15; XMS v4.2.1 ; 4 x 8Gbps HBAs per brick for Host Connectivity ; Infiniband Back-end
 
Switch Details
Switch ModelDell EMC Networking S4048
Switch Type10GB Ethernet switch
Additional Info.Firmware v9.11.(0.0).List of compatible switches: Dell EMC Networking: S4048T-ON
 
Switch ModelBrocade 6510
Switch Type16GB FC switch
Additional Info.Firmware v7.4.1b.List of compatible switches: Brocade 6505 16Gbps,Brocade 6520 16Gbps,Brocade 300 8Gbps
 
Linux Distribution Details
OSOracle Linux 7 Update 3 x86_64
Kernelkernel-uek-3.8.13-118.17.4.el7uek.x86_64 or higher
 
Additional Packages Needed From Distribution
bc-1.06.95-13.el7.x86_64.rpm
bind-utils-9.9.4-37.el7.x86_64.rpm
binutils-2.25.1-22.base.el7.x86_64.rpm
compat-libcap1-1.10-7.el7.x86_64.rpm
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.i686.rpm
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.x86_64.rpm
elfutils-libelf-0.166-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
ethtool-4.5-3.el7.x86_64.rpm
gcc-4.8.5-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
gcc-c++-4.8.5-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
gdb-7.6.1-94.el7.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.17-157.el7.i686.rpm
glibc-2.17-157.el7.x86_64.rpm
glibc-common-2.17-157.el7.x86_64.rpm
glibc-devel-2.17-157.el7.i686.rpm
glibc-devel-2.17-157.el7.x86_64.rpm
glibc-headers-2.17-157.el7.x86_64.rpm
initscripts-9.49.37-1.0.1.el7.x86_64.rpm
ksh-20120801-26.el7.x86_64.rpm
libICE-1.0.9-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
libSM-1.2.2-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
libXp-1.0.2-2.1.el7.x86_64.rpm
libXt-1.1.4-6.1.el7.x86_64.rpm
libXtst-1.2.2-2.1.el7.i686.rpm
libaio-1.1.0-8.el7.i686.rpm
libaio-1.1.0-8.el7.x86_64.rpm
libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64.rpm
libgcc-4.8.5-11.el7.i686.rpm
libgcc-4.8.5-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
libstdc++-4.8.5-11.el7.i686.rpm
libstdc++-4.8.5-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
libstdc++-devel-devel-4.8.5-11.el7.i686.rpm
make-3.82-23.el7.x86_64.rpm
nfs-utils-1.3.0-0.33.0.1.el7.x86_64.rpm
openssh-clients-6.6.1p1-31.el7.x86_64.rpm
pam-1.1.8-18.el7.x86_64.rpm
procps-ng-3.3.10-10.el7.x86_64.rpm
smartmontools-6.2-7.el7.x86_64.rpm
sysstat-10.1.5-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
unixODBC-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
unixODBC-devel-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-2.23.2-33.0.1.el7.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-utils-7.5-14.el7.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-xauth-1.0.9-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
Oracle Packages
oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-4.el7.x86_64.rpmoracle-preinstall installs the packages required for Oracle Database and sets the recommended system parameters. It is available in ULN channels and public-yum.oracle.com
oracleasmlib-2.0.12-1.el7.x86_64.rpmRequired for DB on ASM
oracleasmlib-support-2.1.8-3.1.el7.x86_64Required for DB on ASM
Other Packages
EMCPower.LINUX-6.1.0.00.00-091.OL7.x86_64.rpm (The multipathing software Dell EMC PowerPath 6.1.0 for Linux is obtained from Dell EMC)
Configuration Files
Conf File Settings Comments
/etc/powermt_custom.xmlpowermt set policy=rrPost installation of PowerPath, make sure to register the licenses and set the policy to RoundRobin (Default is set to Adaptive) and save the configuration changes using ‘powermt save’ from the command line
/etc/security/limits.conforacle hard nofile 131072 
 oracle soft nproc 131072 
 oracle hard nproc 131072 
 oracle soft core unlimited 
 oracle soft memlock 50000000# set memlock greater than or equal to the sga size to allow oracle to use hugepages if configured
 oracle hard memlock 50000000 
 oracle soft stack 10240 
 oracle hard stack 32768 
 oracle soft nofile 131072# depending on size of db, these may need to be larger
 oracle hard core unlimited 
/etc/sysconfig/oracleasmORACLEASM_SCANORDER="emcpower"Configure Oracle ASM to recognize the powerpath disk.To do that edit the ORACLEASM_SCANORDER variable in /etc/sysconfig/oracleasm file to provide the prefix path of the powerpath disks
/etc/sysctl.confkernel.msgmax = 65536 
 kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128 
 kernel.shmmni = 4096 
 net.core.rmem_default = 262144 
 net.core.wmem_default = 262144 
 fs.aio-max-nr = 3145728 
 kernel.msgmnb = 65536 
 net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500 
 net.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
 kernel.shmall = 1073741824 
 kernel.sysrq = 1 
 fs.file-max = 6815744 
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(i40e)
Versionv1.3.21-k or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle Linux Server.
 
Driver ModuleEmulex fibre channel driver(lpfc)
Versionv11.0.0.1 or higher
SettingsNone
Additional Info.The driver is supplied with Oracle Linux Server
 
Miscellaneous
Two 10 gigabit networks, 1 for public and 1 private.
The swap partition is 18GB.
List of Compatible NIC: All X710 family of Adapters.
List of complatibe HBA: Emulex: LPe1200x, LPe1600x.
The ethernet switches have been used for both Public/Private in the same switch. VLANs are used to separate the public and the private networks and Virtual link trunking (VLT) is used to interconnect the switches for redundancy and high availability
Oracle Software Details
ProductOracle Database 12c Release 1, Single Instance and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) for Linux x86-64
Version12.1.0.2.0
PatchesNone
 
 
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