To prepare the PowerEdge servers, follow these procedures:
The Ready Bundle for Oracle solution uses the local hard disk drives (HDDs) in the PowerEdge servers only to install the ESXi 6.5 hypervisor.
For each of the PowerEdge servers that are used in the Ready Bundle for Oracle solution (management and Oracle Database servers), we recommend the following local disk drive configuration:
Use either of the following Dell EMC Knowledge Base articles to create the RAID 1 or RAID 10 VD, if needed:
To create the global hot spare, see the instructions in the following Knowledge Base article: Dell PowerEdge: How to Assign a Hard Drive in Global Hot Spare?
We recommend the following BIOS settings for the PowerEdge servers in Ready Bundle for Oracle:
Table 30 shows the recommended PCIe slots for the NICs and HBAs in the Ready Bundle for Oracle solution.