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Exalytics - Frequently Asked Questions on RAID Configuration for Bare Metal and OVM Servers on Linux and Exalytics Release 2.0.0.0.0/2.0.0.1.0 (Doc ID 2236573.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Exalytics Software - Version 2.0.0.0.0 to 2.0.0.1.0 [Release 2.0]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] to Oracle Linux 6.7 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL5U10 to OL6U7]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This document includes answers to frequently asked questions on RAID configuration for Exalytics "X" model servers.  These servers all have the Linux operating system and include models X2-4, X3-4, X4-4, X5-4 and X6-4.  The supported RAID configurations described in this document are applicable to Exalytics servers that have been patched or installed with Exalytics Release 2.0.0.0.0 or 2.0.0.1.0 and apply to both Linux 5 and Linux 6 systems.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 Does Exalytics support RAID?
 What is the difference between "hardware RAID" and "software RAID?"
 What is the supported "hardware RAID" configuration for an Exalytics server and how can it be configured?
 What is the supported "software RAID" configuration for an Exalytics server and how can it be configured?
 Additional Reference (non-Exalytics specific)
References

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