The Storage and Infrastructure Solutions team is publishing the best practices whitepaper:

Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Oracle 11g Release 2 Based Decision Support Systems with Dell EqualLogic 10GbE iSCSI SAN

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This paper describes sizing and best practices for deploying Decision Support Systems (DSS) based on Oracle® 11g Release 2 database using Dell™ EqualLogic™ storage. Supporting test objectives include:

  • Determine the best practices and sizing guidelines for deploying Oracle based DSS applications.
  • Determine the I/O throughput of the storage using different RAID configurations and array models via I/O simulation.
  • Determine the scalability of the I/O throughput via I/O simulation as storage arrays are added.
  • Determine the scalability of the I/O throughput via DSS application simulation as storage arrays are added, while ensuring that the overall configuration is balanced with no resource bottlenecks existing on server.



The Storage and Infrastructure Solutions Team is also publishing an addendum for this paper:

Performance Baseline for Deploying Oracle 11g Release 2 Based Decision Support Systems with Dell EqualLogic PS6110XV Arrays

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This paper provides a summary of results for tests executed using EqualLogic PS6110XV arrays. These tests were set up the same as and run in addition to the set of test scenarios described in the Dell white paper titled, Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Oracle 11g Release 2 Based Decision Support Systems with Dell EqualLogic 10GbE iSCSI SAN. All tests executed as a part of that paper were executed using PS6010XV arrays.

This paper is for solution architects, storage network engineers, system administrators, and IT managers who are interested in deploying the Oracle 11g Release 2 based DSS solution using EqualLogic PS6110XV arrays.

Readers should first refer to the Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Oracle 11g Release 2 Based Decision Support Systems with Dell EqualLogic 10GbE iSCSI SAN white paper mentioned above, and then refer to this paper for additional test results using EqualLogic PS6110XV arrays.