Monday Sep 17, 2012

New in 11gR2: Oracle Optimized System for Oracle Unified Directory (OOS4OUD) Podcast

There have been a lot of cool new features in the IDM 11gR2 related to new functionality: social log-in capability, mobile application security, and self service access requests, just to name a few.  But what about performance?

In the 11gR2 release we announced the availability of an Optimized System configuration for Unified Directory.  Oracle is very focused on software with matching hardware that is configured and tuned to get the best performance possible.  I caught up with Nick Kloski, Infrastructure Solutions Manager and asked him to talk me through the new Optimized System for OUD.

Listen to the podcast interview here. Podcast Interview

Monday Jul 23, 2012

Introducing the Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory

The announcement of Oracle 11g R2 brings with it some really interesting new features. One of those new features focused on optimizing performance is the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory (OOS4OUD). OOS4OUD is a pairing of SPARC T4-1 hardware with dedicated storage and Oracle Unified Directory software in a redundant and highly scalable configuration.

Oracle engineers conducted a series of load tests to determine the optimum configuration for LDAP directory performance on this hardware and documented the configuration in an Implementation Guide.

The hardware consists of 3 x T4-1 SPARC servers, each with dedicated Sun Storage 2500 FC array, linked with 10GbE networking. All servers are running Solaris 11, and one server is configured to use the integrated load balancer. The Java Keystore and the Solaris Cryptographic Framework were installed and configured. Oracle Unified Directory software was then installed on all 3 machines.

The performance of the Optimized Solution was impressive. During testing the system was able to scale up to 180,000 simultaneous directory searches/second using a 15M record LDAP directory.

Because the OOS4OUD implementation guide takes most of the guesswork out of configuration and tuning, customers can expect a 1 – 2 week implementation and testing cycle, rather than a traditional 5 - 6 week project.

For more information about the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory go to our website at http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/oos-oracle-unified-directory-1571310.html

Tuesday May 08, 2012

Hardware and Software engineered to work together: Oracle Optimized System for Oracle Unified Directory

The Oracle Optimized System for Oracle Unified Directory (OOS4OUD) is a matched and tuned set of SPARC hardware and OUD software configured by the Optimized Systems Team and the Directory Team to deliver top performance.

The hardware consists of three SPARC T4-1 servers running Solaris 11 and using the integrated load balancer for redundancy and throughput.  Each T4-1 machine uses a Sun Storage 2500-M2 array connected using two fiber channel cards.

The team then tuned the Solaris OS configuration to take full advantage of the hardware and to support advanced features of the OUD software.

The resulting combination of high performance hardware, storage, next generation directory software and expert tuning is a highly scalable, redundant and secure directory platform.

You can read more on our OTN page here and on our solution page here.

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