Exadata and Database Machine Administration Seminar NEW

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This course covers two main subject areas :
The first section introduces students to Exadata Storage Server X2-2 (formerly known as Exadata Storage Server Version 2). Students learn about the architecture and key capabilities of Exadata along with how to configure, monitor and optimize it.

The second section introduces students to Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Students learn about the various Database Machine configurations. The installation and configuration process is covered so that students are equipped to make appropriate up-front configuration decisions. They also learn how to maintain, monitor and optimize Database Machine after initial configuration. Students are introduced to va…

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This course covers two main subject areas :
The first section introduces students to Exadata Storage Server X2-2 (formerly known as Exadata Storage Server Version 2). Students learn about the architecture and key capabilities of Exadata along with how to configure, monitor and optimize it.

The second section introduces students to Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Students learn about the various Database Machine configurations. The installation and configuration process is covered so that students are equipped to make appropriate up-front configuration decisions. They also learn how to maintain, monitor and optimize Database Machine after initial configuration. Students are introduced to various options for migrating to Database Machine and learn how to select the best approach. Where possible, the topics are reinforced through demonstrations.

Learn To:
  • Describe what is Exadata and how is it different from traditional database storage
  • List the key capabilities and features of Exadata and DBM
  • Configure DBM
  • Implement Exadata security
  • Maintain DBM and perform various maintenance tasks
  • Monitor DBM using alerts, thresholds, metrics, current activities, SQL plans, V$ views and database statistics

A Live Virtual Class (LVC) is exclusively for registered students; unregistered individuals may not view an LVC at any time. Registered students must view the class from the country listed in the registration form. Unauthorized recording, copying, or transmission of LVC content may not be made.


Audience
  • Database Administrators
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Technical Administrator
  • Database Designers

Course Topics Introduction
  • Course Objectives
  • Audience and Prerequisites
  • Course Scope
  • Course Contents
  • Terminology
  • Additional Resources
Exadata Overview
  • Traditional Enterprise Database Storage Deployment
  • Exadata Storage Deployment & Exadata Implementation Architecture Overview
  • Introducing Exadata
  • Exadata Hardware Details (Sun Fire X4270 M2) & Exadata Specifications
  • InfiniBand Network
  • Classic Database I/O and SQL Processing Model
  • Exadata Smart Scan Model & Exadata Smart Storage Capabilities
  • Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression Architecture Overview, Exadata Smart Flash Cache & Exadata Storage Index
Exadata Architecture
  • Exadata Software Architecture Overview
  • Exadata Software Architecture Details
  • Exadata Smart Flash Cache Architecture
  • Exadata Monitoring Architecture
  • Disk Storage Entities and Relationships
  • Interleaved Grid Disks
  • Flash Storage Entities and Relationships
  • Disk Group Configuration
Exadata Configuration
  • Exadata Installation and Configuration Overview
  • Initial Network Preparation
  • Configuration of New Exadata Servers
  • Exadata Administrative User Accounts
  • Configuring a New Exadata Cell
  • Important I/O Metrics for Oracle Databases
  • Testing Performance Using CALIBRATE
  • Configuring the Exadata Cell Server Software & Configuring ASM and Database Instances for Exadata
Exadata Performance Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Exadata Metrics and Alerts Architecture
  • Monitoring Exadata with Metrics, Monitoring Exadata Cells with Alerts & Monitoring Exadata Cells with Active Requests
  • Monitoring SQL Execution Plans & Smart Scan Execution Plan Example
  • Monitoring Exadata from Your Database, Monitoring Exadata with Wait Events & Monitoring Exadata with Enterprise Manager
  • Additional Monitoring Tools and Utilities & Cell Maintenance Overview
  • Automated Cell Maintenance Operations
  • Replacing a Damaged Physical Disk & Replacing a Damaged Flash Card
  • Moving All Disks from One Cell to Another & Using the Exadata Software Rescue Procedure
Exadata and I/O Resource Management
  • I/O Resource Management Concepts & Plans
  • IORM Architecture
  • Enabling Intradatabase Resource Management
  • Intradatabase Plan Example
  • Enabling IORM for Multiple Databases
  • Interdatabase Plan Example & Category Plan Example
  • Complete Example
  • Using Database I/Os Metrics
Optimizing Database Performance with Exadata
  • Optimizing Performance
  • Flash Memory Usage
  • Compression Usage
  • Index Usage
  • ASM Allocation Unit Size
  • Minimum Extent Size
Database Machine Overview and Architecture
  • Introducing Database Machine
  • Database Machine X2-2 Full Rack & X2-2 Database Server Hardware Details (Sun Fire X4170 M2)
  • Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack
  • X2-8 Database Server Hardware Details (Sun Fire X4800)
  • Database Machine Capacity & Database Machine Performance
  • Database Machine X2-2 Architecture & InfiniBand Network Architecture
  • X2-2 Leaf Switch Topology & Full Rack Spine and Leaf Topology
  • Scale Performance and Capacity & Scaling Out to Multiple Full Racks
Database Machine Configuration
  • Database Machine Implementation Overview & Configuration Worksheet Overview
  • Configuration Worksheet Example
  • Configuring ASM Disk Groups with Configuration Worksheet
  • Generating the Configuration Files
  • Other Pre-Installation Tasks
  • The Result After Installation and Configuration
  • Supported Additional Configuration Activities
  • Unsupported Configuration Activities
Migrating Databases to Database Machine
  • Migration Best Practices Overview
  • Performing Capacity Planning
  • Database Machine Migration Considerations
  • Choosing the Right Migration Path
  • Logical Migration Approaches
  • Physical Migration Approaches
  • Other Approaches
  • Post-Migration Best Practices
Bulk Data Loading with Database Machine
  • Bulk Data Loading Overview
  • Preparing the Data Files
  • Staging the Data Files
  • Configuring the Staging Area
  • Configuring the Target Database
  • Loading the Target Database
Backup and Recovery with Database Machine
  • Using RMAN with Database Machine
  • General Recommendations for RMAN
  • Disk Based Backup Strategy
  • Disk Based Backup Configuration
  • Tape Based Backup Strategy & Tape Based Backup Configuration
  • Hybrid Backup Strategy
  • Restore and Recovery Recommendations
  • Backup and Recovery of Database Machine Software
Monitoring and Maintaining Database Machine
  • ILOM Overview
  • DCLI Overview
  • InfiniBand Diagnostic Utilities
  • Database Machine Support Overview
  • Patching and Updating Overview
  • Maintaining Exadata Software
  • Maintaining Database Server Software
  • Maintaining Other Software
New Features in Update Release 11.2.1.3.1
  • New Features Overview
  • Auto Service Request (ASR)
  • The ASR process
  • ASR requirements
  • Oracle Linux 5.5
  • Enhanced operating system security
  • Pro-active disk quarantine
  • Other new features

Course Objectives
  • Describe the key capabilities of Exadata and Database Machine
  • Identify the benefits of using Database Machine for different application classes
  • Describe the architecture of Database Machine and its integration with Oracle Database, Clusterware and ASM
  • Complete the initial configuration of Database Machine
  • Describe various recommended approaches for migrating to Database Machine
  • Configure Exadata I/O Resource Management
  • Monitor Database Machine health and optimize performance

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