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Exalytics and ZFSSA Configuration over 10g and HBA Interfaces (Doc ID 1924941.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Exalytics Software - Version and later
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 - Version All Versions and later
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Business Intelligence (BI) systems are becoming more and more pervasive as stakeholders across organizations demand better transparency and visibility. Database, system, and storage administrators are faced with a common dilemma when it comes to backup and recovery of databases—how to back up more data, more often, in less time, and within the same budget. Moreover, practical challenges associated with real-world outages mandate that data protection systems be simple and reliable to ensure smooth operation under compromised conditions.

The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance from Oracle helps administrators meet these challenges by providing a cost-effective and high-bandwidth storage system using ZFS-enhanced disk reliability. Through Sun ZFS Storage Appliance technology, administrators can reduce the capital and operational costs associated with data protection while maintaining strict service level agreements with end customers.

The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is an easy-to-deploy unified storage system uniquely suited for protecting data contained in Oracle Exalytics Machine. With native QDR InfiniBand (IB), 8Gbps FibreChannel (FC), and 10 gigabit (Gb) Ethernet connectivity, the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is an ideal match for Oracle Exalytics. These high-bandwidth interconnects reduce backup and recovery time, as well as reduce backup application licensing and support fees, compared to traditional NAS storage systems.

This paper addresses the following topics:

• Overview of Oracle Exalytics with the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
• Implementation guidelines for using the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance with Oracle Exalytics using NFS and iSCSI protocol over 10G interfaces.


This paper is intended for Systems Administrators who manage Exalytics systems and who are experienced with Linux, OBIEE and EPM administration.  Training in the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, (especially setup of Controllers, Pools, Shares and Protocols), is also required.

The steps described in this document have been tested with Exalytics Patch Set (PS) 3 and it is applicable to PS3 and all subsequent Exalytics versions.


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