Thursday Oct 18, 2012

Consolidating Oracle E-Business Suite R12 on Oracle's SPARC SuperCluster

Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12 12.1.3 is now available on oracle.com.

The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite

This solution uses the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, Oracle’s first multi-purpose engineered system.  Download the free business and technical white papers which provide significant relevant information and resources. 

What is an Optimized Solution?

Oracle Optimized Solutions are fully documented architectures that have been thoroughly tested, tuned and optimized for performance and availability across the entire stack on a target platform. The technical white paper details the deployed application architecture along with various observations from installing the application on target platform to its behavior and performance in highly available and scalable configurations.

Oracle E-Business Suite R12 and Oracle Database 11g

Multiple Oracle E-Business Suite  application modules were tested in this Oracle Optimized Solution -- Financials (online - Oracle Forms & Web requests), Order Management (online - Oracle Forms & Web requests) and HRMS (online - Web requests & payroll batch).

Oracle Solaris Cluster and Oracle Real Application Cluster deliver the the high availability on this solution. 

High Availability on SPARC SuperCluster

To understand the behavior of the architecture under peak load conditions, determine optimum utilization, verify the scalability of the solution and exercise high availability features, Oracle engineers tested the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Database all running on a SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 engineered system. The test results are documented in the Oracle Optimized Solution white papers to provide general guidance for real world deployments. 

Questions & Requests

For more information, visit Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite page. If you are at a point where you would like to actually test a specific Oracle E-Business Suite application module on SPARC T4 systems or an engineered system such as SPARC SuperCluster, please contact Oracle Solution Center.

Thursday Oct 04, 2012

Bring 2 GB Large Pages to Solaris 10

Few facts:

  • 8 KB is the default page size on Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 as of this writing
  • Both hardware and software must have support for 2 GB large pages
  • SPARC T4 processors are capable of supporting 2 GB pages
  • Oracle Solaris 11 kernel has in-built support for 2 GB pages
  • Oracle Solaris 10 has no default support for 2 GB pages
  • Memory intensive 64-bit applications may benefit the most from using 2 GB pages

Prerequisites:

Steps to enable 2 GB large pages on Oracle Solaris 10:

  1. Install the latest kernel patch or ensure that 147440-04 or later was installed

  2. Add the following line to /etc/system and reboot
    • set max_uheap_lpsize=0x80000000

  3. Finally check the output of the following command when the system is back online
    • pagesize -a

    eg.,
    % pagesize -a
    8192		<-- 8K
    65536		<-- 64K
    4194304		<-- 4M
    268435456	<-- 256M
    2147483648	<-- 2G
    
    % uname -a
    SunOS jar-jar 5.10 Generic_147440-21 sun4v sparc sun4v
    

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