This guide describes how to deploy Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Oracle and the Data Domain backup appliance. It introduces the solution architecture, including the network, compute, and storage design, as well as the virtualization and database consolidation. It also provides implementation and deployment steps for the major components of the Ready Bundle system and the Data Domain backup appliance.
Before reading this deployment guide, read the Ready Bundle for Oracle Validation Guide, paying particular attention to Chapter 3, Architecture Overview, and Chapter 4, Design Considerations. Chapter 3 describes the logical and physical architecture of Ready Bundle for Oracle, its hardware and software stacks, the three use cases: small, medium, and large configurations, and the Data Domain architecture. Chapter 4 discusses the design principles of each layer of the Ready Bundle system and each of the components that you must implement and deploy. It also discusses the design principles of the Data Domain backup appliance and its integration with the Ready Bundle system.
This guide assumes that those who are deploying the system hardware have general knowledge of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC VMAX All Flash storage, and Dell EMC Data Domain backup appliance. It also assumes knowledge of Fibre Channel network host bus adapters (HBAs), cables, and switches, and Ethernet network cards, cables, and switches. This guide also assumes that those who are deploying the software stack have a working knowledge of VMware software, Red Hat Linux, and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) database systems. Chapter 11, References, provides links to the related documentation.
This document addresses the deployment steps that are specific to the Ready Bundle solution, instead of a general-purpose deployment of the hardware and software stacks.