To set up the PowerEdge database server, see Preparing the PowerEdge servers.
We used Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 as the bare-metal operating system to test the single-node XVC database in a physical environment, as described in Configuring operating system, network, and storage.
Additional configuration best practices for the host operating system that are implemented in the XVC database server are the same as the best practices that are implemented in the production database servers. For details, see Configuring operating system, network, and storage.
For this solution, we deployed a single-node stand-alone database software to test the XVC snapshot copy of the production database.
In this configuration, we create only the required (OCR and TEMP) disk groups. The remaining database volumes are based on the XVC snapshots of the PROD database volumes.