Oracle on IBM Power Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 08 December 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460125
ISBN-13: 9780738460123
IBM Form #: SG24-8485-00
(128 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Andrew Braid, Frederic Dubois, Alexander Hartmann, Octavian Lascu, Francois Martin, Wayne Martin, Stephan Navarro, Norbert Pistoor, Hubert Savio, Ralf Schmidt-Dannert


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps readers to understand how Oracle uses the architectural capabilities of IBM Power Systems.
This book delivers a technical snapshot of Oracle on Power Systems by using the general available and supported software and hardware resources to help you guide you to understand:

  • Why use Oracle on Power Systems?
  • Efficiencies and benefits of the Power Systems architecture.
  • Strengths of the Power Systems architecture (differentiate the technology and align with Oracle DB requirements, processor architecture helpers, and IBM AIX® on IBM POWER® system).
  • Use scenarios that align to the story, and showcase and document step by step the relevant, selected strengths, and system features in the scenarios.

The goal of this publication is to complement Oracle and Power Systems features to deliver general and typical content, including details with a modern publication view of the solution for deploying Oracle (RAC and Single instance) on Power Systems by using theoretical knowledge, hands-on exercises, and documenting the findings by way of sample scenarios.

This publication addresses topics for developers, IT specialists, systems architects, brand specialist, sales team, and anyone looking for a guide about how to implement the best options for Oracle on Power Systems. Moreover, this book provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team.

This publication complements the documentation that is available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials that are provided by the IBM Garage for Systems Technical Training.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Power Systems and IBM AIX features
Chapter 2. Architecture design options and choices
Chapter 3. Oracle Database in hybrid multicloud infrastructure on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 4. Migration best practices
Chapter 5. Recommendations for preparing the Oracle software installation
Chapter 6. Oracle RAC for AIX with IBM Spectrum Scale
Chapter 7. Monitoring and performance troubleshooting
Chapter 8. Oracle Database and storage
Chapter 9. Networking options for LPARs running Oracle DB
Appendix A. Additional material

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