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My presentation schedule on Oracle Fusion Architecture – Soup to Nuts Online;   Leave a comment

I will be presenting the  following topic on  OAUG Fusion Council:  Oracle Fusion Architecture “Soup to Nuts” Online webseminar:

Date:                                        Monday, July 12

Time:                                        9am PST / 12pm EST to 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Host Users Group:                    Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)

Presenter:                                 Kai Yu, Dell

Title: Provisioning Oracle RAC in a Virtualized Environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager


Oracle Enterprise Manager provides an end-to-end solution for automated provisioning, patching, and lifecycle management of virtual infrastructures and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC). Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a central management solution for Oracle RAC in virtualized environments. Learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager allows rapid provisioning of Oracle RAC systems in virtualized environment by using prebuilt Oracle VM templates and Oracle RAC provisioning features.  Authored by a Dell engineer and the Oracle enterprise manager product manager, this session shows the best practices to  establish an Oracle VM environment on commodity servers  and to configure the guest VMs for deploying Oracle RAC using Enterprise manager VM management  pack. It will focus on how to provision and scale up an Oracle RAC system in no more than few clicks using the enterprise management provisioning pack. The presentations will share the road map for upcoming provisioning, virtualization, and cloud computing features of Oracle Enterprise Manager.


  • Configuration Oracle VM server: OVM server installation, network/storage configuration best practices
  • Management OVM from Grid control: adding VM management pack, management OVM from Grid control
  • Provisioning Oracle RAC on VMs: the best practices to configure VMs for RAC, provisioning RAC/Extending RAC on VMs

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Just received two more presentation invites   Leave a comment

Last week I recieved one more session accepted  by Oracle Openworld content commitee:   Session ID: S316318 , Automated provisioning of Oracle RAC and Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager 11g

With this new session being accepted, I have total three sessions currently on my Oracle OpenWorld  2010 presentation schedules:

1) Session ID: S316318 ,  Title: Automated provisioning of Oracle RAC and Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager 11g:

Oracle Enterprise Manager offers an end-to-end solution for automated provisioning and lifecycle management of the whole system stack, including physical and virtual infrastructure. In this Oracle/Dell Inc. joint session, learn how the Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g provisioning and virtualization management packs can save time and money by automating the provisioning and management of the infrastructure of internal cloud services of IT organizations. It focuses on  how to automate some time-consuming and error-prone tasks such as provisioning the Oracle VM environment, provisioning Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) 11g Release 2, converting a single-node database to Oracle RAC, and extending an Oracle RAC database.

2)Session ID: S316970, Title: Enabling Database-as-a-Service through Agile, Self-service Provisioning, co-presenters: Kai Yu (Dell), Rajat Nigam(Oracle), Akanksha Sheoran(Oracle)

Abstract: Database-as-a-service is becoming a reality. More and more datacenters are moving to a Self-Service model where users can request databases and get it in minutes. Learn how Enterprise manager’s Provisioning solution can enable such agile database-on-demand. Customers can now deploy tens of databases in a few minutues using self-service methods and without relying on pages of documentation.

3) Session ID: S316263, Title: Monitoring and Diagnosing Oracle RAC Performance with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Abstract: DBAs may use some homegrown scripts based on v$views and gv$views for performance monitoring and diagnosis. Today Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a much more effective way to manage database performance. It not only identifies root causes of performance issues but also gives impact ratios and recommended solutions. This session discusses the performance monitoring and diagnosing features in Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g and presents some tuning examples to show step-by-step methods for monitoring real-time Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) 11g database performance and then diagnosing performance issues by using the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor feature and navigating performance pages in Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g.

Besides of  these Oracle Openworld sessions, I will also be presenting an webseminar for IOUG Fusion Soup to Nuts Program on July 12th at 12pm ET. The prsentation topic is “Provisioning Oracle RAC in a Virtualized Environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager”

Completed configuration of Oracle 11g R2 RAC on OVM2.2   Leave a comment

Last week, I completed a configuration of Oracle 11g R2 RAC on Oracle VM 2.2. It was a pretty complex configuration, which consists of the following components:
Hardware and storage infrastructure:
1) Physical hardware for Oracle VM servers: Two Dell PowerEdge server R810:
2) Storage: Dell EqualLogic PS6510 iSCSI array with 10GbE iSCSI as the shared storage for Oracle VM shared storage as well as the shared storage for Oracle 11g R2 RAC.

Software stack:
1) Oracle VM 2.2 for Oracle Virtual servers installed R810
2) Oracle VM manager 2.2
2) Oracle Enterprise Linux 5U5 64 bit Os for as the two guest VMs as the RAC node
3) Oracle 11g R2 RAC built on top of two guest VMs:
Grid infrastructure with 11g R2 clusterware and ASM instances
11g R2 RAC software and RAC database
Basic configuration:
1) Oracle VM repository resides in shared storage of EqualLogic PS6510 storage array
2) The shared storage for 11g R2 Grid infrastructure and the RAC database
were configured on the virtual disks on the guest VMs which are mapped to the
the physical devices that were built on the EqualLogic storage volumes :
. ACFS for shared 11g R2 RAC home
. ASM diskgroup for OCRs and Votingdisks
. ASM diskgroup for Oracle RAC database including data and FRA.