Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L and X6-2 HA, comparing the line

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A while ago I published an article about the ODA X6-2S and X6-2M, the new entry level machines for small business. And since then Oracle introduced the ODA X6-2L and the successor of de ODA X5-2: ODA X6-2 HA. Quite a line of ODA’s. But when to choose what ODA?

This post is a sequeal to the former article and intended to outline the two ‘new’ (quite a while already by now) machines and the differences between them.

So what is the ODA X6-2L for machine?

In short the ODA X6-2L is a machine with the following characteristics:

  • 2 x 10-core CPU (Xeon E5-2630 v4 2.2 GHz)
  • 256 GB memory, expandable with 256 GB or 512GB
  • 6 x 3.2 TB SSD (NVMe – Non-Volatile Memory Express) Storage, expandable with 3 x 3.2 TB.
  • 2 x 480 GB SSD (Mirrored) boot disk
  • 4 x 10GBase-T Ethernet
  • Expansion bus: six PCIe 3.0 slots
  • Support for Oracle Database Standard Edition, Standard Edition One, Standard Edition 2 and Enterprise Edition
  • Capacity on demand licensing
  • Listprice: from $40,000

 

And what about the ODA X6-2 HA?

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor oracle database appliance X6-2 HA

In short the ODA X6-2 HA are two servers and a shared storage shelf, with the following characteristics:

  • 2 x 10-core CPU (Xeon E5-2630 v4 2.2 GHz) – per server
  • 256 GB memory, expandable with 256 GB or 512GB – per server
  • Default a half storage shelf: 12 TB Raw SAS SSD Storage and a seperate 800GB Raw SSD for redologs.
  • Extendable storage to 48 TB SAS SSD Storage.
  • 2 x 480 GB SSD (Mirrored) boot disk – per server
  • 4 x 10GBase-T Ethernet per server, optional 2 x 10GbE SFP+ (fiber) per server.
  • Expansion bus: six PCIe 3.0 slots
  • Only support for Enterprise Edition
  • Capacity on demand licensing
  • Listprice: from $72,000

So now we’ve got the following range of Oracle Database Appliances from where to choose :

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What are the differences between the Oracle Database Appliances :

FeatureODA X6-2SODA X6-2MODA X6-2LODA X6-2 HA
CPU1 x 10 core2 x 10 core2 x 10 cores4 x 18 cores
Memory128 – 384 GB256 – 768 GB256 – 768 GB256 – 768 GB per server
Storage2 x 3.2 TB, only normal redundancy possible.

Max: 12.8TB

Boot disk: 2x480GB SSD (mirrored)

2 x 3.2 TB +, , only normal redundancy possible.

Max: 12.8TB

Boot disk: 2x480GB SSD (mirrored)

6 x 3.2 TB + Raw,

9.6 TB double mirrored or 6.4 triple mirrored.

Max: 28.8TB Raw

Boot disk: 2x480GB SSD (mirrored)

Base (default): 12 TB Raw

Full shelf: 24 TB Raw

Double shelf: 48 TB Raw

800 GB Raw SSD for redolog

Per server – Boot disk: 2x480GB SSD (mirrored)

SSDNVMeNVMeNVMeSSD SAS
Nodes1 x1 x1 x2 x
Network2x 10GbE SFP+ (fiber) and 2x

10GBase-T

(copper) ports

2x 10GbE SFP+ (fiber) and 4x 10GBase-T

(copper) ports

2x 10GbE SFP+ (fiber) and 4x 10GBase-T

(copper) ports

InfiniBand interconnect,

4x 10GBase-T (copper)

ports and optional 2x

10GbE SFP+ (fiber)

per server

PCIe slotsNoNo6 x PCIe4 x PCIe / server
Capacity on Demandyes – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 coresyes -2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16,18 or 20 coresyes -2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 or 20 coresyes -2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 or 20 per server
Oracle Database Enterprise Editionyes – 11.2.0.3.15, 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2yes – 11.2.0.3.15, 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2yes – 11.2.0.3.15, 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2yes – 11.2.0.3.15, 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2
Oracle Database Standard Edition, One or 2SE / SE One: yes – 11.2.0.4 (1 socket license or min. of 5 NUP’s per organization)

SE2: yes – 12.1.0.2
(1 socket license or minimum of 10 NUP’s for this server)

SE / SE One: yes – 11.2.0.4 (2 socket license or min. of 5 NUP’s per organization)

SE2: yes – 12.1.0.2
(2 socket license or minimum of 10 NUP’s for this server)

SE / SE One: yes – 11.2.0.4 (2 socket license or min. of 5 NUP’s per organization)

SE2: yes – 12.1.0.2
(2 socket license or minimum of 10 NUP’s for this server)

No
Standardized deployment databasesYesYesYesYes
Choice to be Virtualized by Oracle VMNo *)No *)

 

No *)Yes
RAC (One)NoNoNoYes
Web InterfaceYesYesYesYes
Command lineODACLI , ODAADMCLI (storage)ODACLI , ODAADMCLI

(storage)

ODACLI , ODAADMCLI (storage)ODACLI , ODAADMCLI (storage)

 

*) The ODA’s are based on the X6-2 server. It’s always possible to buy 1 or more  X6-2 servers (not the ODA’s), configure the hardware according your wishes and put OracleVM on it so you are able to virtualize your environment !

Regards…

 

Resources:

Data sheet ODA X6-2L: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-appliance/learnmore/oda-x6-2l-ds-3242353.pdf

ODA white paper: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-appliance/documentation/oracle-db-appliance-whitepaper-1867695.pdf

Data sheet ODA X6-2 HA : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-appliance/learnmore/oda-x6-2ha-ds-3242361.pdf

ODACLI: http://blog.dbi-services.com/oda-x6-command-line-and-web-console/

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