4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2013 10:10 PM by Hussein Sawwan-Oracle RSS

    Best Practice E-Business 12.1.3/11gR2 Hardware Configuration

    956004
      Hi
      We are in the design phase for a new install of E-Business 12.1.3 / 11gR2

      From a hardware services point, what is deemed to be the "best practice"?

      Option 1
      1 x Web/Forms Node
      1 x Concurrent Manager Node
      1 x Database ode

      Option 2
      1 x web/forms/concurrent manager node
      1 x database node

      Option 3
      1 x web/forms/concurrent manager/database node

      In the past I have always gone with Option 2 so that the database traffic is minimised between conc managers / database. That to me seemed most logical. But wanted to ask the oracle community about their thoughts

      We are using redhat linux / Cisco Blades (USC/VMWARE) and all connecting to a NetApp FAS3270.

      PLease advise if you pick this up.

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Best Practice E-Business 12.1.3/11gR2 Hardware Configuration
          Hussein Sawwan-Oracle
          We are in the design phase for a new install of E-Business 12.1.3 / 11gR2

          From a hardware services point, what is deemed to be the "best practice"?

          Option 1
          1 x Web/Forms Node
          1 x Concurrent Manager Node
          1 x Database ode

          Option 2
          1 x web/forms/concurrent manager node
          1 x database node

          Option 3
          1 x web/forms/concurrent manager/database node

          In the past I have always gone with Option 2 so that the database traffic is minimised between conc managers / database. That to me seemed most logical. But wanted to ask the oracle community about their thoughts

          We are using redhat linux / Cisco Blades (USC/VMWARE) and all connecting to a NetApp FAS3270.

          PLease advise if you pick this up.
          I second you about Option 2 (as long as you have sufficient resources on that node). If not (or if you have an additional server that you utilize) then I would go with Option 1 which would give you the chance to implement PCP later (Use node1 and node 2 to run PCP).

          I would never suggest Option 3 for Production/UAT even if you have sufficient resources on one server.

          Thanks,
          Hussein
          • 2. Re: Best Practice E-Business 12.1.3/11gR2 Hardware Configuration
            956004
            Exactly what I was thinking but its nice to get someone elses clarity too.
            The PCP option is certainly something I need to take into consideration - but with the new abilities of 12.1.3 cloning processes - it would be easy enough to split the admin Conc Nodes away at a later date should the requirement exist.

            i.e.
            Initially have 1 x forms/web server plus 1 x database / concurrent manager node

            If we need to go to PCP and / or forms load balancing

            we could easily go to 2 x forms / web server and add the Conc Node into it brining in PCP too.
            I have to admist, the way Oracle have sorted the cloning process is 12 is very good indeed.

            Do you agree?
            You seem to be pretty active on this forum - I am new to this

            I appreciate you taking the time to reply.
            • 3. Re: Best Practice E-Business 12.1.3/11gR2 Hardware Configuration
              Hussein Sawwan-Oracle
              Exactly what I was thinking but its nice to get someone elses clarity too.
              The PCP option is certainly something I need to take into consideration - but with the new abilities of 12.1.3 cloning processes - it would be easy enough to split the admin Conc Nodes away at a later date should the requirement exist.

              i.e.
              Initially have 1 x forms/web server plus 1 x database / concurrent manager node

              If we need to go to PCP and / or forms load balancing

              we could easily go to 2 x forms / web server and add the Conc Node into it brining in PCP too.
              I have to admist, the way Oracle have sorted the cloning process is 12 is very good indeed.

              Do you agree?
              I totally agree :)

              You just need to run preclone on the source apps tier node, then copy the files to the second node (add new node), and run adcfgclone.pl/adaddnode.pl scripts.

              Cloning Oracle Applications Release 12 with Rapid Clone [ID 406982.1] -- Option 3: Adding a New Node to an Existing System
              You seem to be pretty active on this forum - I am new to this
              Welcome to the forums.

              Thanks,
              Hussein
              • 4. Re: Best Practice E-Business 12.1.3/11gR2 Hardware Configuration
                Hussein Sawwan-Oracle
                953001 wrote:
                Hi
                We are in the design phase for a new install of E-Business 12.1.3 / 11gR2

                From a hardware services point, what is deemed to be the "best practice"?

                Option 1
                1 x Web/Forms Node
                1 x Concurrent Manager Node
                1 x Database ode

                Option 2
                1 x web/forms/concurrent manager node
                1 x database node

                Option 3
                1 x web/forms/concurrent manager/database node

                In the past I have always gone with Option 2 so that the database traffic is minimised between conc managers / database. That to me seemed most logical. But wanted to ask the oracle community about their thoughts

                We are using redhat linux / Cisco Blades (USC/VMWARE) and all connecting to a NetApp FAS3270.

                PLease advise if you pick this up.

                Thanks
                It depends on the resources you have on each server and on your budget. I would generally go with Option 2 if Option 1 is not in the list, but if Option1 is available for me I would go with it.

                Thanks,
                Hussein