Private Cloud Appliance | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Announcing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Software Release 2.3.2 and X7-2 Compute Nodes

By: Krishna Srinivasan | Director, Product Management

Today, we are pleased to announce Oracle Private Cloud Appliance release 2.3.2. The patch can be downloaded from MOS using patch ID 26982346. The release is applicable to Private Cloud Appliance X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2. Here are some of the new features and enhancements in PCA Release 2.3.2:

Support for X7-2 Compute Nodes

The most notable change with this release is the support for Oracle X7-2 Compute nodes for PCA that are powered by two Intel® Xeon® 8160 processors with 24 cores per socket. These compute nodes can be ordered in three different memory configurations from the factory – 384GB, 768GB and 1.5 TB, thus providing an optimal balance of cores, memory and I/O for your enterprise applications.

Built in VM level Disaster Recovery with SiteGuard at no additional cost

VM level Disaster Recovery for all applications except Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic (as these require separate licenses for application level DR) is included with the PCA at no additional cost.  

Other Improvements

Oracle VM Server upgrade: This release of PCA also gets an upgrade to the Oracle VM Server release 3.4.4. Oracle VM Server 3.4.4 provides 20-30% improvement in storage refresh times along with fixing a few critical security issues.

Improved VLAN support: This release supports 256 VLANs/tenant group* thus further enhancing Oracle PCA’s ability to manage large multi-tenant environments securely.  (* 512 VLANs/tenant group for select customers)

This release is a step in our ongoing effort to provide the best in class Enterprise Private Cloud Infrastructure that allows for seamless application consolidation, zero downtime upgrades, automated deployment and configuration management. PCA is the ideal system for providing a homogenized infrastructure for integrating all your mission critical applications. Oracle Enterprise Manager helps operationalize a true hybrid cloud by unified management of Oracle PCA and Oracle Cloud.

 

Resources

Refer to the product documentation for additional details on features and bugs fixed in this release.

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