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Sizing Exadata

Prior to making an Exadata investment and periodically after the investment, especially in cases where databases are consolidated on Exadata, it is vital to perform a proper capacity-planning exercise. In our opinion, capacity planning for Oracle databases and Oracle workloads should include the following analysis:

  • Processor requirements planning
  • Oracle database server memory and SGA planning
  • Network planning
  • Disk IOPs planning
  • Disk data bandwidth
  • Storage capacity planning
  • Storage capacity organic growth planning
  • Oracle ASM disk group redundancy planning
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Backup planning
  • Fast Recovery Area sizing ...

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