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Tech Article: How to Get Best Performance from Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
How to configure disk storage, clustering, CPU and L1/L2 caching size, networking, and filesystems for optimal performance on the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. First in a series of best practices for ZFS Storage Appliance
posted Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:17:00 +0000
Tech Article: How to Build a Web-Based Storage Solution with Oracle Solaris 11.1
Have you ever wanted to build a cloud just to see if you can? Turns out it's not that difficult. Install Oracle Solaris 11.1 on your laptop via VirtualBox, set up a little ZFS storage, a little access control, and configure AjaXplorer so you and your friends can manage your files. Don't neglect to drop phrases like "Download that from the cloud I just built" into casual conversation.
posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:37:42 +0000
Tech Article: How to Multiply the Capacity of Oracle Storage Systems
Hybrid columnar compression can effectively multiply your storage capacity by 10-15 times, increasing performance and reducing your hardware costs. It's available on Oracle's Pillar Axiom storage systems. Tom Luckenbach walks you through the steps to set it up.
posted Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:44:26 +0000
Tech Article: How to Put Oracle Solaris Zones on Shared Storage for Easy Cloning
We liked this blog so much when Jeff Victor first posted it, that we turned it into a bonafide OTN tech article. You might recognize it. It's about ZOSS: zones on shared storage. Why? When you configure a zone on shared storage, you can quickly clone it on any server that uses that storage. Jeff explains how.
posted Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:03:39 +0000
Case Study: How We Improved SAN and NAS Performance with Oracle Database Hybrid Columnar Compression
A case study showing how Oracle reduced storage space requirements by 19 times while getting a six-fold increase in database query performance by using the Hybrid Columnar Compression capability of Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Explains how you can achieve similar results. By Art Licht.
posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:33:43 +0000
How to Set Up a High-Availability Cluster of x86 Servers with Oracle VM
Kris Bakee and Jeffrey Kiely describe how to create a high-availability cluster by combining a Sun Blade 6000 modular system with three Sun x86 server blades (Oracle VM guests), one Sun x86 rackmount server running Oracle VM Manager, two ZFS Storage Appliance controllers in a cluster configuration, and two top-of-rack network switches connected by an HA interconnect.
posted Mon, 07 May 2012 17:02:45 +0000
Will Enabling ZFS Deduplication Reduce Performance?
In Oracle Solaris 11, you can use the deduplication (dedup) property to remove redundant data from your ZFS file systems. If a file system has the dedup property enabled, duplicate data blocks are removed as they are written to disk. Dominic Ray describes how you can determine whether enabling ZFS deduplication will save you disk space without reducing performance.
posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:15:16 +0000
How to Manage the ZFS Storage Appliance with JavaScript
You can run CLI commands for the appliance in batch through SSH. You can also run an interactive script through SSH. Finally, you can manage your scripts through the appliance's Worflow Manager. The appliance uses JavaScript with a few extensions. This article describes how.
posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:17:22 +0000
Article: How to Implement a Big Data System
Jean-Pierre Dijcks employs a typical use case to describe the major components of a Big Data system, what each accomplishes, and how you can combine them to obtain the business results you're looking for.
posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:13:08 +0000
How to Add Storage Capacity to Your Oracle Linux Environment with the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance can add storage capacity to your Oracle Linux servers. Andrew Ness describes how to do it ... First, install the Oracle Linux iSCSI initiator on your Linux server. Then configure the iSCSI LUN on the ZFS Storage appliance so it can communicate with the Linux server. Finally, prep the LUN so it works the way you want with the server. Procedures shown for both the appliance GUI and command line interfaces.
posted Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:13:15 +0000

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