Exadata Database Machine: 12c Administration Workshop Ed3

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This Exadata Database Machine: 12c Administration Workshop training introduces you to Oracle Exadata Database Machine, covering the features and capabilities of the Exadata Database Machine X6 product family. Explore the various Exadata Database Machine features and configurations, with emphasis on the unique capabilities delivered by Exadata Storage Server. This course uses a virtualized environment for the hands-on component.

Who Should Attend:

•Database Administrators
•Sales Consultants
•System Administrator
•Technical Administrator
•Technical Consultant

At Course Completion: Delegates will learn how to:

•Describe Exadata Storage Server and how it's different from traditional database storage.
•List the key capabilities and features of Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server.
•Initially configure Exadata Database Machine and make appropriate up-front configuration decisions.
•Implement Exadata Storage Server security.
•Use query execution plans, statistics and wait events to examine Exadata Smart Scan.
•Describe various options and best-practice recommendations for consolidation on Exadata Database Machine.
•Describe various options for migrating to Database Machine and how to select the best approach.
•Perform various maintenance tasks on Exadata Database Machine.
•Configure Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c in conjunction with Exadata Database Machine.
•Monitor Exadata Database Machine using the monitoring infrastructure inherently within Exadata Database Machine, along with the monitoring capabilities exposed through Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.
•Use other utilities for monitoring Exadata Database Machine which are supplied by Oracle.


Module 1: Introduction

Course Objectives
Audience and Prerequisites
Course Contents
Additional Resources
Introducing the Laboratory Environment

Module 2: Exadata Database Machine Overview

Introducing Database Machine
Introducing Exadata Storage Server
Exadata Storage Server Architecture: Overview
Exadata Storage Server Features: Overview
Exadata Storage Expansion Racks
InfiniBand NetworkDatabase Machine Support: Overview

Module 3: Exadata Database Machine Architecture

Database Machine Architecture: Overview
Database Machine Network Architecture

Module 4: Key Capabilities of Exadata Database Machine

Classic Database I/O and SQL Processing Model
Exadata Smart Scan Model
Exadata Smart Storage Capabilities
Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression
Exadata Smart Flash Cache
Exadata Storage Index
Database File Syste
I/O Resource ManagemenT

Module 5: Exadata Database Machine Initial Configuration

Database Machine Implementation: Overview
Database Machine Site Preparation
Using Oracle Exadata Deployment Assistant
Choosing the Right Disk Redundancy Setting
Configuring Oracle Exadata Database Machine
The Result After Installation and Configuration
Supported Additional Configuration Activities

Module 6 :Exadata Storage Server Configuration

Exadata Storage Server Administration: Overview
Testing Storage Server Performance Using CALIBRATE
Configuring the Exadata Cell Server Software
Starting and Stopping Exadata Cell Server Software
Configuring Cell Disks and Grid Disks
Configuring ASM and Database Instances to Access Exadata Cells
Reconfiguring Exadata Storage
Exadata Storage Security Implementation

Module 7: I/O Resource Management

I/O Resource Management Concepts
IORM Architecture
Getting Started with IORM
Enabling Intradatabase Resource Management
Setting Database I/O Utilization Limits
Interdatabase Plans and Database Roles
Using Database I/O Metrics
IORM and Exadata Storage Server Flash Memory

Module 8: Recommendations for Optimizing Database Performance

Flash Memory Usage
Influencing Caching Priorities
Choosing the Flash Cache Mode
Compression Usage
Index Usage
ASM Allocation Unit Size
Minimum Extent Size
Exadata Specific System Statistics

Module 9: Using Smart Scan

Exadata Smart Scan: Overview
Smart Scan Requirements
Monitoring Smart Scan in SQL Execution Plans
Smart Scan Join Processing with Bloom Filters
Other Situations Affecting Smart Scan
Exadata Storage Server Statistics: Overview
Exadata Storage Server Wait Events: Overview

Module 10: Consolidation Options and Recommendation

Consolidation: Overview
Different Consolidation Types
Recommended Storage Configuration for Consolidation
Alternative Storage Configurations
Cluster Configuration Options
Isolating Management Roles
Schema Consolidation Recommendations
Maintenance Considerations

Module 11: Migrating Databases to Exadata Database Machine

Migration Best Practices: Overview
Performing Capacity Planning
Database Machine Migration Considerations
Choosing the Right Migration Path
Logical Migration Approaches
Physical Migration Approaches
Post-Migration Best Practices
Migrating to Database Machine Using Transportable Tablespaces

Module 12: Bulk Data Loading using Oracle DBFS

Bulk Data Loading Using Oracle DBFS: Overview
Preparing the Data Files
Staging the Data Files
Configuring the Staging Area
Configuring the Target Database
Loading the Target Database

Module 13: Exadata Database Machine Platform Monitoring Introduction

Monitoring Technologies and Standards
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
Exadata Storage Server Metrics, Thresholds, and Alerts
Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR)
Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
Enterprise Manager Database Control

Module 14: Configuring Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c to Monitor Exadata Database Machine

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Architecture: Overview
Cloud Control Monitoring Architecture for Exadata Database Machine
Configuring Cloud Control to Monitor Exadata Database Machine
Pre-discovery Configuration and Verification
Deploying the Oracle Management Agent
Discovering Exadata Database Machine
Discovering Additional Targets
Post-discovery Configuration and Verification

Module15: Monitoring Exadata Storage Servers

Exadata Metrics and Alerts Architecture
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server with Metrics and Alerts
Isolating Faults with
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server with Enterprise Manager: Overview
Monitoring Hardware Failure and Sensor State
Monitoring Exadata Storage Server Availability
Comparing Metrics Across Multiple Storage Server

Module 16: Monitoring Exadata Database Machine Database Servers

Monitoring Database Servers: Overview
Monitoring Hardware
Monitoring the Operating System
Monitoring Oracle Grid Infrastructure
Monitoring Oracle Database
Monitoring Oracle Management Agent
Database Monitoring with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Module 17: Monitoring the InfiniBand Network

InfiniBand Network Monitoring: Overview
InfiniBand Network Monitoring with
Monitoring the InfiniBand Switches
Monitoring the InfiniBand Switch Ports
Monitoring the InfiniBand Ports
Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric:
Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric:

Module 18: Monitoring Other Exadata Database Machine Components

Monitoring the Cisco Ethernet Switch
Monitoring the Sun Power Distribution Units
Monitoring the KVM Switch

Module 19: Other Useful Monitoring Tools

Exachk: Overview
Running Exachk
Exachk Daemon
DiagTools: Overview
Using ADRCI on Exadata Storage Servers
Imageinfo: Overview
Imagehistory: Overview
OSWatcher: Overview

Module20:Backup and Recovery

Using RMAN with Database Machine
General Recommendations for RMAN
Disk-Based Backup Strategy
Disk-Based Backup Recommendations
Disk-Based Backup on
Tape-Based Backup Strategy
Tape-Based Backup Architecture and Recommendations
Backup and Recovery of Database Machine Software

Module 21: Exadata Database Machine Maintenance Tasks

Database Machine Maintenance: Overview
Powering Database Machine Off and On
Safely Shutting Down a Single Exadata Storage Server
Replacing a Damaged Physical Disk
Replacing a Damaged Flash Card
Moving All Disks from One Cell to Another
Using the Exadata Cell Software Rescue Procedure

Module 22: Patching Exadata Database Machine

Patching and Updating: Overview
Maintaining Exadata Storage Server Software
Maintaining Database Server Software
Assisted Patching Using OPlan
Assisted Patching Using
Maintaining Other Software
Recommended Patching Process
Test System Recommendations

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