Exalogic Core Capping for bare metal (physical) Linux
Last updated on JUNE 02, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 126.96.36.199.0 and later
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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