I have a linux server that has not been configured to use hugepages and I am looking to implement huge pages for better performance. The database version is 188.8.131.52 and as I understand the asmm is not supported when enabling huge memory pages but the amm is supported.
My memory parameter are set as follows...
memory_max_target big integer 43648M
memory_target big integer 43648M
sga_max_size big integer 43648M
sga_target big integer 0
I understand that I will have to reset both memory_max_target and memory_target to zero in order to disable asmm. I guess I am confused about the sga_target being set to zero currently?
Will I need to set a value there so that I will be still using automatic memory managment?
The current db_cache and shared_pool parameters are showing as zero?
Automatic Memory Management (AMM) cannot be used becuase The Automatic Memory Management (AMM) and HugePages are not compatible.. Let oracle doc help you see http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b32009/appi_vlm.htm#CACDCGAH
Yes you should set sga_target to non zero if you set memory_target to 0 atleast to make sure ASMM is working which is good for the sake of SGA's cache efficiency as well as MMAN background processes transferring granuels to the components where required.