Thursday Oct 10, 2013

SPARC Product Line Update

Read these product bulletins on Oracle HW TRC for more information on the new SPARC M6-32 server and new configurations for the SPARC T5-4 and T5-8 servers:

(If you are not registered on Oracle HW TRC, click here ... and follow the instructions..)

For More Server Information

Why Buy

How to Use

SPARC M6-32 Server


SPARC T5 Server Family


Announcing New Sun Storage 2500-M2 Drives

Announcing Drive Transitions for Sun Storage 2500-M2 Arrays!

On October 8th, Oracle announced the availability of a new 600GB 10k 2.5” SAS2 hard drive for Oracle’s Sun Storage 2500-M2 arrays.

Details in this Release:

  • Oracle is releasing a new 600GB 10k 2.5” SAS-2 hard drive, that will be in a new carrier that: 

  • Is compatible for use in current 2540M2 and 2530M2 arrays, as well as 2501M2 enclosures
  • Can be added to existing arrays either within the same system or within the same enclosure along side 3.5” drives
  • Is NEBS-compliant
  • Is only supported in 2540M2, 2530M2 and 2501M2 trays and can not be deployed in earlier generation 2540M1, 2530M1, 2510M1 arrays or 2501M1 enclosures or any 6000 arrays
  •  Oracle is also announcing end of life for 300GB/600GB 15k 3.5” SAS-2 hard drives

Please read the Sales Bulletin
on Oracle HW TRC for more details.

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For More Information Go To: 2500-M2 Page

Oracle Technology Network SAN Page

ZFS RAID Calculator v6

Announcing the availability of ZFS RAID Calculator v6 on eSTEP portal.

The Tool calculates key capacity parameter like  number of Vdev's, number of spares, number of data drives, raw RAID capacity(TB), usable capacity (TiB) and (TB) according the different possible  RAID types for a given ZS3 configuration.

Calculator input:

Calculator output:

The spreadsheet can be downloaded from eSTEP portal.


The material can be found under tab eSTEP Download.

Monday Oct 07, 2013

eSTEP special TechCast 10th of October 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce an eSTEP special TechCast on Thursday 10th of October and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 10. October 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: Oracle Open World Systems Update

In this special TechCast we will give you a brief update to News and Announcements of Oracle Open World 2013.
Special focus will be on Announcements around the Systems products and partner relevant News from Oracle Open World.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: HW Enablement Team

Call Info:
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)
Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 594 285 076
Meeting Password: tech2011

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Oct 04, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - October 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "
ZS3 storage platform - Oracle's next generation NAS and unified storage system".

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


The material can be found under tab eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

Announcing: Oracle Solaris Cluster Product Bulletin, September 2013

Hardware Qualifications
  • Oracle SPARC M6-32 Server

  • Sun Storage 16 Gb Fibre Channel PCle Host Bus Adapter

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Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

What ships with ODA X3-2?

Find here a list of the content what you should expect when unpacking an ODA X3-2.

Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 (Base Configuration) Ships With:

  • (2) Tool-less rack mount kits (Server Nodes)
  • (2) Cable Management Arms (Server Nodes)
  • (1) Fixed rack mount kit (Storage Shelf)
  • (2) CAT6 Ethernet cables (Private Network)
  • (4) 2-meter SAS cables (Storage Server Connectivity to Server Nodes)
  • Documentation

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