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 following patches are required for Hardware Sentry KM 1.8.00 and higher:

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.

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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