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    April 3, 2009

Oracle Exadata Storage Server class now available

Jean-Pierre Dijcks
Master Product Manager

Oracle University is now offering a class on Oracle Exadata Storage. The class is a Live Virtual Class (LVC) allowing your resources and our resources to come together in class without traveling. After all, greener is better!

The class outline, the schedule and more details can be found here.

Oracle University offers the class as a virtual class, but if you are interested in hosting the class at your organization it is possible to deliver the class on site.

To give you the relevant information without clicking around too much, see the outline below:

Course Outline

Exadata Storage Server Product Overview

* Compare traditional storage solutions with Exadata storage

* Compare traditional SQL processing with offload processing

* Highlight I/O Resource Manager capabilities (Intra, Inter, and Categories)

* Explain Exadata Storage linear I/O bandwidth scalability

Exadata Storage Server Architecture and Concepts Overview

* Describe Oracle Exadata Storage Server software

* Explain links between Exadata and Database

* The iDB protocol

* The differences between Cell disk, Grid disk, and Grid RAID deployment

Exadata Storage Configuration and administration

* Booting a Cell for the first time

* Configure Lights Out (LO) remote management

* Create Cells, Cell Disks, and Grid Disks

* Set Up Configuration Files for a Database Server host

* Configure Database and ASM Instances for Exadata Cell

I/O Resource Manager

* Administer intradatabase Resource Management·

* Administer interdatabase Resource Management

* Administer category Resource Management

* Activating and deactivating IORM

Exadata Performance Tuning and Monitoring

* Monitoring Exadata Cell with metrics

* Monitoring Requests and alerts

* Monitoring wait events

* Optimizing Performance

Planned Maintenance Operations and Failure Handling

* Replacing a physical disk

* Exporting and importing Exadata Cell

* Repurposing a physical disk

* Removing a cell

Migration Best Practices

* Configure the ASM allocation unit

* Configure optimal database extent sizes

* Choose the right migration strategy

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