Tag: Oracle

Log Buffer #273, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Glamour from across the world is sparkling in the South of France, but even that has failed to eclipse the vivid aura of the database blogs from the realms of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. This Log Buffer Edition covers this glamorous gala of innovation.

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My SLOB IO Testing Index

As SLOB takes the IO testing on Oracle Instance level, you need to watch for several things before you declare official testing results. My suggestion is: Don’t take any result for granted. You need to assess those before stating that you are done.

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My First Experience Running SLOB – Don’t Repeat My Errors (AWR)

If you are wondering what I have been busying myself with, this post explains it. As you may have noticed, I am still testing one of the Oracle systems using the SLOB framework and learning on my way. I ran several tests with the same parameters (Readers 24) and noticed that for one reason or another awr.txt reports different runtimes.
I was wondering why I was getting inconsistent runtimes for similar conditions. The answer to the mystery was very simple: The runit.sh script just generates awr.txt reports for the last and before last awr snapshots.

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OEM12c Discovery of Exadata Cluster

In this post I provide a step-by-step guide outlining how to generate databasemachine.xml file to be used with OEM 12c.

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Insider’s Guide to ODA Performance

If you are interested in the topic of ODA performance but missed the webinar or if you want to hear it again, you can view our recording here. I also uploaded the slides to slideshare, so you can take a better look at our benchmark results and study our consolidation methods at your own pace.

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Log Buffer #272, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that new media technologies like Twitter and Facebook are not going to wipe-out blogs but are rather complementing them very nicely. It seems they were made for each other. This Log Buffer Edition enhances this match. Enjoy.

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Tools That Make Your Work with Oracle VM Easier

After completing your Oracle VM and Oracle VM Manager installation, you are ready to start your friendship with Oracle VM technology. However, to make your life and experience even more enjoyable, I suggest you follow a few simple steps listed here.

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Oracle VM Manager: OVMAPI_6000E Internal Error: Connection Refused

This is just a quick post to share my first 3.1.1 Oracle VM Manager (OVMM) troubleshooting experience. After the initial installation, I rebooted the server, tried to access OVMM https://ovmmhost:7002/ovm/console and received the following error in a browser screen…

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Installing Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 Under Dom0 Host

This blog post will be short since installing the Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 under Dom0 host isn’t different from installing the previous version. For all the tricks you need to use, please see my Oracle VM Manager 3.0.3 under Dom0 post.

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Upgrade Exadata to 11.2.0.3

I’ve recently done two Exadata upgrades to 11.2.0.3 and want to share the experience. I hope this short note will help someone to make the decision, calculate an estimation, and prepare for maintenance. I am going to talk about upgrade from the version 11.2.0.2 BP10 to 11.2.0.3 BP2.

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