Oracle Exadata DBA Services

We implement Exadata systems using best practices and a proven methodology.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the highest performing and most available Oracle Database platform, with scale-out industry-standard database servers, storage servers, and high speed InfiniBand internal fabric to connect them. Oracle software algorithms in Exadata Storage Server Software optimize storage, flash, and InfiniBand network performance. Exadata runs all types of database workloads including OLTP, data warehousing, and mixed workloads, and is the ideal foundation for a consolidated database cloud. Exadata Database Machine includes all the hardware needed to run Oracle Database. The database servers, storage servers and network are preconfigured, pre-tuned and pre-tested by Oracle engineers, eliminating the weeks of effort typically required to deploy a high performance system. Extensive end-to-end testing ensures all components work together and there are no performance bottlenecks or single points of failure that can affect the system.

Arc DBA Consulting can perform a comprehensive Exadata Database Machine implementation using best practices and a proven implementation methodology to address your business and IT requirements. We can also bring your IT team up to speed on how to manage your new Exadata system.


Exadata IMPLEMENTATion Engagements

Following is an outline of the Exadata deployment service we offer, divided into three phases that also apply for the most part to Exadata migrations/conversions and upgrades:

Design the Exadata system

  • Review requirements for infrastructure and applications
  • Help complete configuration worksheets
  • Define the system architecture
  • Generate the system configuration template using Exadata Deployment Assistant

Install, configure, and validate the Exadata system

  • Perform a standard Exadata system installation and configuration
  • Validate the standard system deployment

Customize the Exadata configuration

  • Set up OS parameters for memory, CPU, I/O, and network requirements
  • Set up additional storage and cluster cells per system architecture
  • Configure additional networks per system architecture, including VLANs and network bonding
  • Adjust the size of internal disk file systems and/or create new logical volumes
  • Configure InfiniBand database listeners
  • Provision additional databases and/or Oracle Homes per system architecture
  • Configure system resource management
  • Set up OEM Agents and Exadata Management Pack
  • Configure backups for ZFS
  • Configure database file system and/or ASM Cluster File system
  • Run exachk and apply recommendations
  • Validate hardware, network, and OS functionality
  • Document system architectural design, installation, configuration, and customizations