Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers are built to accommodate databases, storage arrays, data protection, hyper-converged appliances and racks. They are frequently used in Ready Solutions and other Dell EMC solutions. These servers are part of a secure, scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics, and software-defined data center initiatives.
The PowerEdge R740 server was designed to accelerate application performance by using accelerator cards and storage scalability. The 2-socket, 2U platform has the optimum balance of resources to power the most demanding environments.
The PowerEdge R940 server delivers consistent, high performance results for data-intensive applications and data analytic workloads. With powerful Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up 112 cores, the PowerEdge R940 server can quickly turn analytics into insights to drive your business forward faster. Create an optimal configuration of NVMe, SSD, HDD, and GPU resources to address your most demanding workloads–all in a 2U chassis.
The Dell EMC XtremIO array is a purpose-built, all-flash array that delivers an innovative metadata-centric architecture and unprecedented management simplicity. It is designed with an elegant software-driven architecture that not only provides high performance with consistently low latency for production volumes, but also creates thousands of copies on which it runs workloads without impacting performance. The XtremIO X2 array provides all-the-time, inline data services: data reduction, thin provisioning, flash-optimized data protection, encryption, metadata-aware replication, and in-memory virtual data copies.
XtremIO Virtual Copy (XVC) helps provision and deploy space-efficient, instant virtual data copies without impacting system performance. XVCs are created by capturing the state of data in volumes at a particular point in time and allowing users to access that data when needed, even when the source volume has been changed or deleted. XVCs are inherently writeable, but can be created or changed to be read-only to maintain immutability. Virtual copies can be taken from either the source or any virtual copy of the source volume, which makes it easy to protect and recover from any operational and logical corruption. XVCs enable the creation of frequent point-in-time copies (according to RPO intervals – seconds, minutes, hours) and use them to recover from any data corruption. An XVC can be kept in the system for as long as needed. Recovery by using XVC is instantaneous and does not impact system performance.
XVC is an integral part of the XtremIO array’s integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) capabilities. It enables administrators to create, refresh, and restore thousands of production copies, and run workloads on them without any storage overhead, accelerating business agility. iCDM enables instant XVC creation from the production system or from a gold master copy with no performance impact. Administrators can provision copies that are immediately usable by the application, enabling quick deployments and ensuring that those deployed copies are fully functional. These copies can be repurposed for near real-time analytics, test/dev, patching, sandbox testing, and the ability to refresh and restore in all directions, resulting in complete space efficiency. XVCs instantly refresh virtual copies such as production to any copy, any copy to any copy, and any copy to production.
Data Domain systems are disk-based inline deduplication appliances and gateways that provide data protection and disaster recovery (DR) in the enterprise environment. All systems run the Dell EMC Data Domain Operating System (DD OS), which provides a command-line interface (CLI) to perform all system operations. They also run the Dell EMC Data Domain System Manager (DD System Manager UI) to configure, manage, and monitor. The Data Domain storage system offers a cost-effective alternative to tape. Data Domain systems reduce the amount of disk storage to retain and protect data by 10 to 30 times. Because data on disk is available online and onsite for longer retention periods, restoration is fast and reliable.
DD Boost technology for Recovery Manager (RMAN) optimizes communication between the database servers and the Data Domain system. It improves backup performance by reducing the amount of data that is transferred over the network between database servers and the Data Domain system, as well as the amount of data stored by Data Domain. By working with RMAN, the DD Boost components consists of:
DD Boost software extends the Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture by generating checksums on the Oracle database server before RMAN sends the data to the Data Domain system. The Data Domain system receives the data, computes the new checksum that is based on the incoming data, and compares the new checksum with the old checksum sent from the Oracle database server. This process ensures inline verification of data.
DD Boost technology includes distributed segment processing (DSP). When this feature is enabled, the deduplication process is distributed between the DD Boost database application agent on the database server and the DD Boost server on the Data Domain system. Because parts of the deduplication process run on the database servers, the DD Boost library sends only the unique data to the Data Domain system over the network. With this DD Boost feature enabled, the backup with deduplication process follows these steps:
Distributed segment processing provides significant benefits for the Oracle database backup:
VMware vSphere is a complete and robust virtualization platform that uses dynamic resource pools to virtualize business-critical applications with flexibility and reliability. It transforms a computer's physical resources by virtualizing the CPU, RAM, hard disk, and network controller. This transformation creates fully functional VMs that run isolated and encapsulated operating systems and applications.
The vSphere virtualization layer decouples the application from the underlying physical resources. This decoupling enables greater flexibility in the application layer by eliminating hardware downtime for maintenance and changes to the physical system without affecting the hosted applications. In a server-virtualization use case, this layer enables multiple independent VMs to share the same physical hardware.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 offers automation capabilities designed to limit IT complexity while enhancing workload security and performance for traditional and cloud-native applications. For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, go to the Red Hat website.
Oracle Database 12c delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, security, and reliability on a choice of clustered or single servers running Microsoft Windows, Linux, or UNIX. It introduces a new architecture, Oracle Multitenant, where one or more pluggable databases (PDBs) are created inside a container database (CDB).
The multitenant architecture supports the following configurations:
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 provides a foundation from which IT can successfully deliver more information with a higher quality of service, making more efficient use of your IT budget.
Oracle RMAN is a database backup and recovery tool that is built into the Oracle database server. With Oracle RMAN, the Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) schedules database backup jobs to back up database files and archive logs to a backup system routinely. DBAs also use RMAN to restore and recover database files and archive logs from the backup system.The DD Boost database agent works with RMAN to send the database backup images to the Data Domain backup system.
Dell EMC Connectrix switches and directors bring high bandwidth and zero downtime to your storage network. Connectrix offers a range of enterprise-class directors, medium density departmental switches, and edge switches for small to large enterprise environments or applications. Key features include:
This solution was built with the cost-effective Connectrix B-Series DS-6510B and DS-6610B switches. Most of the switches in the Connectrix portfolio can be used to build a storage network for Oracle solutions, as long as the SAN speeds match or exceed the speed of the devices in the SAN.
The DS-6510B is a 16 Gb switch that scales from 24 ports to 48 ports. The DS-6610B is a 32 Gb switch that scales from 8 ports to 24 ports. By default, the DS-6610B has 16 Gb SFPs but can be upgraded with 32 Gb SFPs.
The Networking S4048-ON switch is an ultra-low-latency 10/40 GbE top of the rack (ToR) switch that is built for applications in high-performance data center and computing environments. By using a non-blocking switching architecture, the S4048-ON switch delivers line-rate L2 and L3 forwarding capacity with ultra-low-latency to maximize network performance.
The compact design provides a density of 48 dual-speed 1/10 GbE (SFP+) ports and six 40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks to conserve valuable rack space and simplify migration to 40 Gb/s in the data center core. Each 40 GbE QSFP+ uplink can also support four 10 GbE ports with a breakout cable.
In addition, the S4048-ON switch incorporates multiple architectural features that optimize:
The Networking S3048-ON management switch is a low-latency switch that features forty-eight 1 GbE and four 10 GbE ports, a dense 1U design, and up to 260 Gb/s performance.