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Old 10-16-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Linux OS installation advice needed.


Hi,

I need recommendations on the best suited Hardware for installing Red hat Linux software. We need to select an appropriate vendor for the same and I need to analyse the cost of server and OS license.
We need optimum performance. We will be installing Oracle 11g RAC database on the server. Is HP Superdome server a good choice? Please advice.

Thanks,
Debo
 
Old 10-16-2018, 11:42 PM   #2
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Hi,

I need recommendations on the best suited Hardware for installing Red hat Linux software. We need to select an appropriate vendor for the same and I need to analyse the cost of server and OS license.
We need optimum performance. We will be installing Oracle 11g RAC database on the server. Is HP Superdome server a good choice? Please advice.
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May I ask why you would not consult Red Hat and/or Oracle about this matter ?

I would think that they would have no problem helping and advising you about this.

HP hardware support for Linux is generally quite good and some of the best that you would find. I would also tell you that hardware support for Linux has come a long way in recent years, and is generally speaking is much better than in previous years/decades. Also, given Linux is quite widely used in the server market, then this is all the more reason why it should be good.

HP Enterprise also have a online guide to configure this hardware on Linux.
 
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:46 PM   #3
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May I ask why you would not consult Red Hat and/or Oracle about this matter ?

I would think that they would have no problem helping and advising you about this.

HP hardware support for Linux is generally quite good and some of the best that you would find. I would also tell you that hardware support for Linux has come a long way in recent years, and is generally speaking is much better than in previous years/decades. Also, given Linux is quite widely used in the server market, then this is all the more reason why it should be good.

HP Enterprise also have a online guide to configure this hardware on Linux.
Thanks. Yes I have posted a query with Oracle as well but I wanted to ask here as well to get another perspective.
 
Old 10-17-2018, 01:29 AM   #4
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I need recommendations on the best suited Hardware for installing Red hat Linux software. We need to select an appropriate vendor for the same and I need to analyse the cost of server and OS license.
We need optimum performance. We will be installing Oracle 11g RAC database on the server. Is HP Superdome server a good choice? Please advice.
The main factors for sizing a server are not the OS or the database software, but the application and the workload. Does your database have a size of 10MB and is accessed once a minute? A Raspberry Pi would work (except that it probably doesn't run RHEL).
 
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Our database size is expected to reach upto 2TB in the next 10 years, we'll be taking the storage accordingly. Currently database size is 900GB.
 
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The main factors for sizing a server are not the OS or the database software, but the application and the workload. Does your database have a size of 10MB and is accessed once a minute? A Raspberry Pi would work (except that it probably doesn't run RHEL).


Our database size is expected to reach upto 2TB in the next 10 years, we'll be taking the storage accordingly. Currently database size is 900GB.
 
Old 10-17-2018, 03:42 PM   #7
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We need optimum performance. We will be installing Oracle 11g
install Oracle's version of linux

it is optimized to run their database ( better than on RHEL )
 
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:47 PM   #8
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I have friend who is a sysadmin in a Linux thin client environment using RHEL. His two servers (regular and back-up) are HPs.

In my personal experience, Linux works best with Intel inside.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 01:13 AM   #9
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I have friend who is a sysadmin in a Linux thin client environment using RHEL. His two servers (regular and back-up) are HPs.

In my personal experience, Linux works best with Intel inside.
Thanks for the advice Frank. Would you suggest RHEL or Oracle Linux EE for 11g RAC database installation? I read Oracle Linux performs better.
Also I was thinking if the HP Superdome servers are a good match.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 05:40 AM   #10
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I would discuss with HPE, Oracle, and Red Hat sales teams. I've been working with HP (HPE) and Sun (now Oracle) systems for years. Both are very good. Red Hat can discuss with you the pros and cons of RHEL vs Oracle Linux.
 
  


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