About Oracle Exadata

This course introduces you to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. You’ll learn about
the various Exadata Database Machine features and configurations, with emphasis on the
Unique capabilities delivered by Exadata Storage Server

Who can take this training?

Database Administrators
Database Designers
Data Warehouse Administrator
Technical Administrator
System Administrator


General storage and systems
Networking (including Infiniband)
Oracle Enterprise Linux: System Administration
Relevant Hardware Training

Course Content

Day 1
Exadata Database Machine Overview
Introducing Database Machine
Introducing Exadata Storage Server
Exadata Storage Server Architecture: Overview
Exadata Storage Server Features: Overview
Database Machine Capacity
Exadata Storage Expansion Racks
InfiniBand Network
Database Machine Support: Overview

Exadata Database Machine Architecture
Database Machine Architecture: Overview
Database Machine Network Architecture
InfiniBand Network Architecture
X2-2 Full Rack Leaf Switch Topology
Spine and Leaf Topology
Scale Performance and Capacity
Database Machine Software Architecture: Overview
Disk Storage Entities and Relationships

Key Capabilities of Exadata Database Machine
Classic Database I/O and SQL Processing Model
Exadata Smart Scan Model
Exadata Smart Storage Capabilities
Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression Data Organization
Exadata Smart Flash Cache Intelligent Caching
Storage Index with Partitions
Database File System
I/O Resource Management: Overview

Exadata Database Machine Initial Configuration
Database Machine Implementation: Overview
General Configuration
Choosing the Right Protection Level
Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Configuration
Database Machine Hardware Installation: Overview
Configuring Oracle Exadata Database Machine: Overview
Selecting the Database Server Operating System
Deploying Solaris on the Database Servers

Day 2
Exadata Storage Server Configuration
Exadata Storage Server Administration: Overview
Testing Storage Server Performance Using CALIBRATE
Configuring the Exadata Cell Server Software
Creating Flash-Based Grid Disks
Creating Smart Flash Log

Configuring ASM and Database Instances to Access Exadata Cells
Exadata Storage Security: Overview
Exadata Storage Security Implementation

Recommendations for Optimizing Database Performance
Optimizing Performance
Flash Memory Usage
Compression Usage
Index Usage
ASM Allocation Unit Size
Minimum Extent Size
Optimizing Database Performance with Exadata

Using Smart Scan
Exadata Smart Scan: Overview
Smart Scan Requirements
Monitoring Smart Scan in SQL Execution Plans
Smart Scan Join Processing with Bloom Filters
Other Situations Affecting Smart Scan
Exadata Storage Server Statistics: Overview
Exadata Storage Server Wait Events: Overview
Using Smart Scan

Day 3
Consolidation Options and Recommendations
Consolidation: Overview
Different Consolidation Types
Recommended Storage Configuration for Consolidation
Alternative Storage Configurations
Cluster Configuration Options
Isolating Management Roles
Schema Consolidation Recommendations
Maintenance Considerations

Migrating Databases to Exadata Database Machine
Migration Best Practices: Overview
Performing Capacity Planning
Database Machine Migration Considerations
Choosing the Right Migration Path
Logical Migration Approaches
Physical Migration Approaches
Post-Migration Best Practices
Migrating to Databases Machine Using Transportable

Bulk Data Loading Using Oracle DBFS
Bulk Data Loading Using Oracle DBFS: Overview
Preparing the Data Files
Staging the Data Files
Configuring the Staging Area
Configuring the Target Database

Loading the Target Database
Bulk Data Loading Using Oracle DBFS
Exadata Database Machine Platform Monitoring Introduction
Monitoring Technologies and Standards
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
Exadata Storage Server Metrics, Thresholds, and Alerts
Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR)
Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Enterprise Manager Database Control

Monitoring Exadata Storage Servers
Exadata Metrics and Alerts Architecture
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server with Metrics
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server with Alerts
Monitoring Exadata with Active Requests
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server with Grid Control: Overview
Monitoring Hardware Failure and Sensor State
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server Availability
Comparing Metrics Across Multiple Storage Servers

Monitoring Exadata Database Machine Database Servers
Monitoring Database Servers: Overview
Monitoring Hardware
Monitoring the Operating System
Monitoring Oracle Grid Infrastructure
Monitoring Oracle Database
Monitoring Oracle Management Agent

Monitoring the InfiniBand Network
InfiniBand Network Monitoring: Overview
Manually Monitoring the InfiniBand Switches
Monitoring the InfiniBand Switches with Grid Control
Monitoring the InfiniBand Switch Ports
Monitoring the InfiniBand Ports on Database Machine Servers
Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric: Subnet Manager Master Location
Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric: Network Topology and Link Status

Monitoring Other Exadata Database Machine Components
Monitoring the Cisco Catalyst Ethernet Switch
Monitoring the Sun Power Distribution Units
Monitoring the Avocent MergePoint Unity KVM Switch

Other Useful Monitoring Tools
Exachk: Overview
Running Exachk
Exachk Output
DiagTools: Overview
Using ADRCI on Exadata Storage Servers
Imageinfo: Overview
Imagehistory: Overview

OSWatcher: Overview

Day 4
Backup and Recovery
Using RMAN with Database Machine
General Recommendations for RMAN
Disk-Based Backup Strategy
Disk-Based Backup Recommendations
Tape-Based Backup Strategy
Tape-Based Backup Architecture
Connecting the Media Server Using Ethernet
Backup and Recovery of Database Machine Software

Exadata Database Machine Maintenance Tasks
Database Machine Maintenance: Overview
Powering Database Machine Off and On
Safely Shutting Down a Single Exadata Storage Server
Replacing a Damaged Physical Disk
Replacing a Damaged Flash Card
Moving All Disks from One Cell to Another
Using the Exadata Cell Software Rescue Procedure

Day 5
I/O Resource Management
I/O Resource Management: Overview
IORM Architecture
Getting Started with IORM
Enabling Intradatabase Resource Management
Setting Database I/O Utilization Limits
Interdatabase Plans and Database Roles
Using Database I/O Metrics
IORM and Exadata Storage Server Flash Memory

Patching Exadata Database Machine
Patching and Updating: Overview
Maintaining Exadata Storage Server Software
Maintaining Database Server Software
Assisted Patching Using OPlan
Maintaining Other Software
Recommended Patching Process
Test System Recommendations

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