ODA (Oracle Database Appliance): Test Plan Outline
(Doc ID 1474273.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2017
Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version 18.104.22.168 and later Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-Jun-2014***
Before a new computer /cluster system is deployed in production it is important to test the system thoroughly to validate that it will perform at a satisfactory level, relative to its service level objectives. Testing is also required when introducing major or minor changes to the system. This document provides an outline consisting of basic guidelines and recommendations for how to test a new ODA (Oracle Database Appliance) system. It can be used as a framework for building a system test plan specific to each company’s ODA implementation and the associated service level objectives.
This document provides an outline of basic testing guidelines that will be used to validate core component functionality for ODA system in the form of an organized test plan. Every application exercises the underlying software and hardware infrastructure differently, and must be tested as part of a component testing strategy. Each new system must be tested thoroughly, in an environment that is a realistic representation of the production environment in terms of configuration, capacity, and workload prior to going live or after implementing significant architectural/system modifications. Without a completed system implementation and functional available end-user applications, only core component functionality and testing is possible to verify cluster, RDBMS and various sub-component behaviors for the networking, I/O subsystem and miscellaneous database administrative functions. In addition to the specific system testing outlined in this document additional testing needs to be defined and executed for RMAN, backup and recovery, and Data Guard (for disaster recovery). Each component area of testing also requires specific operational procedures to be documented and maintained to address site-specific requirements.
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