Oracle Exadata Database Machine Disk Swap Service Process

(Doc ID 1544637.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.2.4.2 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

이 The goal of this document is to define the steps required for the Exadata Disk Swap Service.
This document will describe the steps necessary when Exadata Database Machine customers opt for the Exadata Disk Swap Service to be performed. The service allows customers to change the disks in the Exadata storage servers in their X2, X3, X4 and X5 Exadata and Storage Expansion Racks. Please see the table below for the various swapping options.

• Disk swaps are not supported on V1 and V2 systems.
• 8Tb High Capacity disks are available for order.
• 8Tb disks can be swapped into X2, X3, X4 and X5 generation Exadata and Storage Expansion Racks, however the cells must be imaged with Exadata Storage Server software version 12.1.2.1.2 or later. Please see document 888828.1 Version and Compatibility for additional Grid Infrastructure software version requirements.
• 8Tb disks are slightly larger than previous disks and require new disk cages on X3, X4 and X5 Exadata Machines. These disk cages are part of the upgrade kit and must be installed by either Oracle Advanced Customer Support or authorized partners.

The following table shows the various options by Exadata hardware type.

Swap Options by Exadata Hardware Release
Exadata Hardware Original Disk Type Original Disk Size New Disk Type New Disk Size Disk Cage Required
X2 High Capacity 2Tb High Capacity 8Tb N
X2 High Capacity 3Tb High Capacity 8Tb N
X2 High Capacity 4Tb High Capacity 8Tb N
X2 High Performance 600Gb High Capacity 8Tb N
X3 High Capacity 3Tb High Capacity 8Tb Y
X3 High Capacity 4Tb High Capacity 8Tb Y
X3 High Performance 1.2Tb High Capacity 8Tb Y
X4 High Capacity 4Tb High Performance 1.2Tb N
X4 High Capacity 4Tb High Capacity 8Tb Y
X4 High Performance 1.2Tb High Capacity 8Tb Y
X5 High Capacity 4Tb High Capacity 8Tb Y


Depending on the choice of disks, free space and size of the rack, the service can either be performed in an online rolling fashion or must be done offline.  This document will provide the steps for performing both methods providing scripts, automation and sanity checks where possible.

Solution

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