Exalogic Core Capping for bare metal (physical) Linux (Doc ID 1671659.1)

Last updated on JUNE 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.0.0.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

Exalogic customers on bare metal Linux may see a need to optimize their software license costs.  Exalogic capacity on demand allows customers to disable unused cores on Exalogic compute nodes and thus optimize their software license usage.

Note:

  1. Information in this document applies to Exalogic X4-2, X5-2 and X6-2 racks on bare metal Linux. Customers with Exalogic X2-2 or X3-2 racks cannot use this functionality.
  2. Customers must use either Platinum Services or Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) running in connected mode or Enterprise Manager 12c (can run in disconnected mode) for CoD monitoring.
  3. Cores that need to be disabled need to be documented by customer in the supplemental ECU sheet. Note that there is a new supplemental ECU spreadsheet attached to this document that customer needs to fill in.
  4. Cores can be disabled only by authorized Oracle Personnel at initial install time. Once an Exalogic rack has been installed, active cores cannot be disabled. Post-install, disabled cores can be re-enabled by customer using the Resource Control Utility tool. Oracle personnel are not required to re-enable cores post-install. Examples to re-enable cores are provided in the readme.txt file that is bundled in the attached zip file.

 

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