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Exalytics virtualization

JanGLi
JanGLi Member Posts: 650 Bronze Badge
edited Nov 9, 2017 6:17AM in EPM System Infrastructure

Hi,

Have few questions regarding virualization of Exalytics machine....

1 - Is it wise to create VM on exlaytics ? as per my knowledge ifiniband doesn't work with if VM is being used on exalytics.

2 - is there any performance difference between VM created on exalytics and VM created on standard machine?

3 - Installing OBIEE do i need to install everything on Exalytics... including RDBMS? if i have exadata then it make sense to use database installed on exadata but if i have standalone exalytics machine... shall i install RDBMS on exalytics or on separate standard machine?

4 - Installing EPM do i need to install everything on Exalytics... including RDBMS? if i have exadata then it make sense to use database installed on exadata but if i have standalone exalytics machine... shall i install RDBMS on exalytics or on separate standard machine?

5 - Regarding 3 and 4 point if i have all three machines, exadata, exalogic and exalytics.... which component of OBIEE and EPM shall be installed on which machine?

regards

Manmohan Sharma

Answers

  • Dayalan Punniyamoorthy
    Dayalan Punniyamoorthy Member Posts: 1,516 Gold Trophy
    edited Oct 23, 2017 7:47AM

    Are you referring OVM as VM, if yes its supported with Exalytics. Vmware is a third party tool.

    I would read this docs which does answers most of your question  Oracle Exalytics X-Series and T5-8 Deployment Guide (Doc ID 1926448.1)

    Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture: Oracle Exalytics Deployment (With Exadata) For High Availability (Doc ID 1592007.1)

    Regards,

    Dayalan P.

    Manmohan Sharma
  • JanGLi
    JanGLi Member Posts: 650 Bronze Badge
    edited Oct 23, 2017 8:54AM

    I was refering to OVM as VM.

    I will study the document for answers.

    From the overview of document it doesn't state any thing regarding virtual machine.


    My main concern is if i create a virutal machine wouldn't i lose the advantage of Exalytic? or there is special oracle linux for exalytics which can also be insalled on VMs of exalytics so that they doesn't lose the advantage of exalytics.


    Regards

  • Dayalan Punniyamoorthy
    Dayalan Punniyamoorthy Member Posts: 1,516 Gold Trophy
    edited Oct 23, 2017 9:27AM

    From the first doc i have shared read the attached document under section 5.1.2 OVM. On the performance side if you allocate the needed resource there wont be a down side. Exalytics does support OVM with some limitations again its all mentioned in the doc attached.

  • Saresh-Oracle
    Saresh-Oracle Posts: 63 Employee
    edited Nov 9, 2017 3:26AM

    Hi,

    Which version of Exaltyics are you using? X2-4 or X3-4 or X4-4 or X5-4 or T5-8?

    What is the Exalytics Patch Set that you are on PS3/PS4/PS5/R2?

    use this command /opt/exalytics/bin/exalytics_imageinfo | grep 'Image version'  to get the PS details

    A. If you system is a bare metal  install, please execute the following commands and provide screen shots of the system responses:

    - From the /opt/exalytics/bin directory, execute as root:

    ./exalytics_imageinfo

    Thanks,

    Sareesh

  • JanGLi
    JanGLi Member Posts: 650 Bronze Badge
    edited Nov 9, 2017 6:17AM

    x5-4

    R2

    Virtual Machine...

    Still want imageinfo?


    Regards

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