Solution Guide: Lenovo Flex System Solution for Oracle RACPositioning Information

14 Jan 2015
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The Flex System Solution for Oracle RAC provides a robust database foundation for any cloud infrastructure or enterprise environment. The combination of reliable System x servers, the highly scalable Flex System, and the high availability and scalability of Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) provides a comprehensive solution for any database application.

The solution deploys Oracle RAC database instances on Flex System X6 family compute nodes with Intel Xeon E7 v2 processors. The IBM FlashSystem 840 is used for shared storage, and the solution uses the Flex System EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch and Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch for connectivity to storage and network communication.

This paper provides the planning requirements, design considerations, and leading practices for implementing a Flex System-based Oracle RAC solution. It is intended for IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants who participate in implementing an Oracle RAC solution on Flex System.

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Business value
Solution overview
Solution architecture
Hardware components
Usage scenarios
Supported platforms
Partial Bill of Materials
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