To set up the PowerEdge database server, refer to Preparing PowerEdge servers.
For this solution, we deployed RHEL 7.4 as the bare-metal OS to test the single node XVC database in a physical environment.
The generic Dell EMC knowledge base Wiki article How to deploy Oracle 12c Release 2 standalone Database on RHEL 7.x provides detailed steps to install and configure the OS, network, and storage disks.
Additional host OS configuration best practices that are implemented in the XVC database server are the same as those implemented in the production database servers, as described in Configuring OS, network, and storage.
For this solution, we deploy Oracle 12c R2 Grid and Oracle 12cR2 single-node stand-alone database software to test the XVC snapshot copy of the production database.
For detailed steps about how to set up the prerequisites, 12c R2 Grid, 12c R2 Oracle software, and 12c R2 stand-alone database, see How to deploy Oracle 12c Release 2 standalone Database on RHEL 7.x. In this configuration, we create only OCR and TEMP ASM disk groups. The remaining database volumes are based on the XVC snapshots of the PROD database volumes.