Type
  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article explains how to monitor Oracle ExaData systems with Hardware Sentry.
Additional Keywords
  • Oracle, Oracle Exadata

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Monitoring Oracle Exadata Systems with Hardware Sentry

KB1171 - Aug 06, 2015

About Oracle Exadata Systems

Oracle’s Exadata systems contain two types of node, a Cell Node (Database Grid) and a Storage Node (Storage Grid). InfiniBand switches are used to link these nodes.

The storage node contains large amounts of local storage (non-RAID) and PCI-Express caching card that is all optimized to host an Oracle Database.  The cell nodes usually have a non-virtualized Linux environment to host the databases on the storage nodes.

Requirements

The PATROL agent used to monitor the Exadata system can be installed on one of the Cell Nodes or on a remote Virtual Machine. The Storage Cell does not support the installation of an agent.

The Hardware Connector Library is regularly updated to include the support for new platforms, improvements, and fixed issues. To benefit from the latest updates, Sentry Software recommends installing the latest version of the Hardware Connector Library on top of the base version of Hardware Sentry KM.

Monitoring Examples

Component:
Cell Node

Hardware Type:
Management Card/Chip

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
Sun/Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

Notes:
SNMP v1 needs to be enabled on the ILOM card.
Network status is only monitored from switch end.

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Component:
Storage Node

Hardware Type:
Management Card/Chip

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
Sun/Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

Notes:
SNMP v1 needs to be enabled on the ILOM card.
Network status is only monitored from switch end.

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Component:
Oracle Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switch

Hardware Type:
Network

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent
Sun/Oracle ILOM (SNMP)
Sun/Oracle InfiniBand DCS Switch (Ports)

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