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Oracle SuperCluster Setup/Configuration Best Practices (Doc ID 1997411.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 Hardware
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Half Rack
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 Full Rack
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Full Rack
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)



The goal of this document is to present the best practices for the deployment of Oracle SuperCluster  in the area of Setup and Configuration. 


General audience working on Oracle Supercluster Systems


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In this Document
 ZFS root rpool and zone roots capacity should not exceed recommended utilization
 ZFS Pool /u01 should not exceed recommended utilization
 LDom Configuration should not be altered with the ldm command
 Only the latest version of SuperCluster documentation should be used
 All hosts should have DNS properly configured, including the ZFSSA. ALL HOSTS means ALL LDOMS/ZONES/CELLS/SWITCHES/ARRAYS.
 iSCSI timeout con-login-max default of 180 should be increased to 240 or 480 Seconds
 Enabling 802.1Q VLAN Tagging on SuperCluster
 Ensure RDS services are enabled
 Ensure Multicast is Disabled
 Use an additional InfiniBand-connected ZFS Storage Appliance to host I/O intensive operations rather than the included ZFS Storage Appliance
 Ensure that NTP Daemon (ntpd) Configuration Best Practices are Followed
 Ensure the Solaris Image Packaging System Configuration (IPS Repo) is correct
 Best Practices for Aligning Zone CPU Pools to Whole Cores
 High-Availability IP (HAIP) is not supported on SuperCluster
 Limit the number of nodes per Grid Infrastructure 
 Monitoring applications should not be installed on the target system being monitored 

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