Nimble Storage Webinar: SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco UCS

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In this webinar, you will learn how Nimble Storage SmartStack with Oracle and Cisco provides a converged infrastructure for Oracle Database environments with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. SmartStack, built on best-of-breed components, delivers the performance and reliability needed for deploying Oracle on a single symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on multiple nodes.

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Nimble Storage Webinar: SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco UCS

  1. 1. Nimble Storage Webinar Series: SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco UCS Ibrahim “Ibby” Rahmani – Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, Nimble Storage Michele Resta – Director of Alliances, Linux & Virtualization Engineering Team, Oracle John McAbel – Senior Product Manager, Cisco
  2. 2. Agenda !  The Power of Partnership !  Top Five Requirements for Databases !  Nimble Storage SmartStack™ for Oracle !  Benefits of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM !  Value of Oracle Validated Configuration !  Improving Database Resilience and Performance with Cisco UCS .
  3. 3. The Partnership !  SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco launched at Oracle OpenWorld !  Jointly validated solution incorporates best of breed components !  Configuration supported by all three vendors
  4. 4. Top 5 Requirements for Databases Scalability Performance Management Availability Test & Dev
  5. 5. Hybrid Array Performance vs. Traditional Architectures Data Layout VS. Incumbents Core Array Functionality Nimble Overlay flash onto a disk-centric layout: Leverage flash & disk: !  Use flash to cure all problems with disks !  New, write-optimized disk layout !  Inefficient snapshots !  Scalable snapshots !  Flash for random reads
  6. 6. Data Protection for Oracle Database !  Evaluate requirements based on Service Levels Primary Site –  Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) –  Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) !  Oracle Backup Methods Data Volume FRA Volume ✔ No Backup Window ✔ Instant Restores –  Consistent (Offline) versus inconsistent (Online) –  Physical versus logical –  RMAN versus user-managed backups 6
  7. 7. Disaster Recovery for Oracle Database Primary Site Secondary Site WAN efficient Replication Data Volume FRA Volume ✔ No Backup Window ✔ Instant Restores Data volume FRA Volume ✔  Efficient Business Continuity ✔  Improve RPO & RTO 7
  8. 8. Test and Development in Oracle Database Environments !  Clone a volume without copying any data –  Instantaneously created –  Only deltas are maintained !  Ideal for use in test & development –  Efficient use of storage capacity !  Excellent performance delivered –  Use of flash as a cache & write optimized data layout © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. Production Database Test & Dev DB clones 8
  9. 9. Scalability with Nimble PERFORMANCE Flexible. Non-disruptive. Cost-effective. Scale Performance Cache or Compute or both Add Scale Capacity CAPACITY
  10. 10. Management with InfoSight – Proactive Wellness Secure closed loop system !  Web based management Frequent data collection 5-minute intervals !  Bi-directional secure access On demand Analysis & automation Comprehensive telemetry Systems modeling Correlations, trending, projections >30M sensors per array per day Sensor, log, status data
  11. 11. Nimble Storage SmartStack !  Customer Benefits –  Accelerate deployments and reduce project risk –  Control costs and improve IT productivity –  Start small and scale as needed !  Solutions for a variety of workloads –  Desktop and Server Virtualization –  Databases and Business Applications –  Messaging and Collaboration Other Partners Pre-validated converged infrastructure solution combining best of breed compute, networking, storage and software © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 11
  12. 12. Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco Oracle Validated Configuration •  Oracle Database 11gR2 or 12c •  Oracle Linux 6.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel •  UCS B230 M1/M2 ! SLOT 1 1 2 ! A03-D0100SSD-LH >> 100GB SSD SATA ! ! A03-D0100SSD-LH >> Reset 1 Console 100GB SSD SATA 2 ! A03-D0100SSD-LH >> ! ! 100GB SSD SATA A03-D0100SSD-LH >> SLOT Console Reset 2 100GB SSD SATA SLOT SLOT 3 4 SLOT SLOT 6 5 SLOT SLOT 7 8 OK CISCO UCS 6248UP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 FAIL OK FAIL OK FAIL CISCO UCS 6248UP ID 1 2 3 4 5 6 ID STAT OK STAT 7 8 9 10 11 (2) Cisco UCS B200 M3 •  •  U C S  5 1 0 8 Oracle VM 3.2.4 •  UCS B230 M1/M2 (2) Cisco UCS 6248 Fabric Interconnects (1) Nimble Storage CS460G-X2 FAIL 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Nimble Storage SmartStack delivers: •  •  Optimized for database environment •  Better data protection for backup and recovery •  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. High performance for OLTP or DSS workloads Affordable disaster recovery •  Improved test & development 12
  13. 13. Why Choose Oracle Linux and Oracle VM for Oracle Deployments Michele Resta Director of Alliances Linux and Virtualization Engineering Team, Oracle 13 Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only
  14. 14. Oracle Linux: Best Tested Enterprise Linux Tested Continuously !  Base development platform for almost all Oracle products •  128,000 compute hours/day testing Oracle products on Oracle Linux !  More than 42,000 servers run in Linux QA farm 14 Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only
  15. 15. Best Linux for Deploying Oracle Database Tight Integration !  Base development platform for Oracle Database •  Optimized features such as Data Integrity, DTrace, Database Smart Flash Cache support •  Pre-install package for faster deployment 15 Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only
  16. 16. The True Enterprise Linux Optimized for Enterprise Apps Faster time to Market Lowest Cost Most Tested Latest Innovations 16 Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only Highest Quality Support
  17. 17. Application-Driven vs. Traditional virtualization “Top Down” vs. Traditional Virtualization Application-Driven Virtualization Business Applications Business Applications Middleware Middleware Windows Hypervisor x86 Hardware, SPARC 17 Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only Database Solaris Linux Hypervisor x86 Hardware Windows Management Linux Management Database Solaris “Bottom Up”
  18. 18. Oracle VM Templates Accelerate Application Deployment Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite 7x Faster Deploy Oracle RAC 10x Faster E-Business Suite 12.1.1 2-node Cluster Install Time Oracle RAC 11g 2-node Cluster Install Time 39.75 vSphere 5 3.75 Oracle VM 0 10 15.25 vSphere 5 2.25 Oracle VM 20 30 40 50 0 Hours Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 10 Hours Evaluator Group Lab Validation: “Oracle VM – Quantifying The Value of Application-Driven Virtualization” 18 5 Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only 15 20
  19. 19. The Oracle VM Advantage 2 x More Scalable Up to 128 vCPUs and 1 terabyte of memory per VM Zero License Cost Low Enterprise Support cost Oracle Enterprise Manager included no additional cost Maintain TCO 7-10 x Faster Oracle Driven 19 Virtualize Applications such as Oracle RAC and Oracle EBusiness Suites 7-10x faster Oracle’s daily operations run on Oracle VM and Oracle systems Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only 2x
  20. 20. Best Practice: Oracle Validated Configurations !  Pre-tested, validated !  Software, hardware, storage, drivers, networking !  Real-world testing of complete stack !  More than 190 configurations published !  Available for free download Oracle Database Oracle Linux Oracle VM Server Storage Accelerate virtualized Linux deployments, lower infrastructure costs 20 Copyright © 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Confidential - Oracle Internal Use Only
  21. 21. Improving Database Resilience and Performance with Cisco UCS John McAbel Sr. Product Manager, Oracle Solutions on UCS jmcabel@cisco.com © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 21
  22. 22. XML API UCS Manager Fabric Extenders STANDARD API’S Industry Standard APIs FABRIC INTERCONNECTS Cisco UCS 6296 XP (I/O modules) COMPUTE Blade Form Factor © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 22
  23. 23. MGMT MGMT SAN LAN Additional LAN and SAN Connections Additional Management Connections SAN LAN •  Embed management •  Remove unnecessary: Switches Adapters Management modules 10GbE unified fabric Multiple Ethernet Connections •  Power and cooling 1/3rd less infrastructure Lower power •  Built for virtualisation Multiple SAN Connections Processor density VM/host ratio I/O improvement Extended memory Separate Remote Management per Chassis Multiple Management Modules © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 23
  24. 24. •  Enforce consistent setup for all databases & RAC SERVICE PROFILES •  Automatic failover, set up new images in minutes •  Reallocate system resources/test on the fly CISCO VIRTUAL INTERFACE CARDS NEXUS SECURITY ON 10GB UNIFIED FABRIC FINE GRADUARITY PROCESSOR SUPPORT BALANCE OF PROCESSOR, MEMORY, I/O © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. •  Combine public & private data traffic to one card •  Utilize 10GB network to run largest databases •  Support 160 vNIC per card •  Incorporate Nexus data security technology •  Third party reviewed, proves competition drops data packets at higher rate then UCS •  B200 M3 blade offers 2-core Intel Xeon Processor •  Single socket configurations supported •  Lowers Oracle Licensing/Support fees •  27 World record Oracle benchmarks •  TPC-C, Oracle Applications, etc. •  Superior performance at reasonable investment Cisco Confidential 24
  25. 25. UCS: Service Profile Uplink port configuration, VLAN, VSAN, QoS, and EtherChannels Server port configuration including LAN and SAN settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Unique user ID (UUID), firmware revisions, and RAID controller settings Storage Server Network SME SME SME Service profile assigned to server, chassis slot, or pool Uplink port configuration, VLAN, VSAN, QoS, and EtherChannels Server port configuration including LAN and SAN settings Uplink port configuration, VLAN, VSAN, QoS, and EtherChannels Server port configuration including LAN and SAN settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Unique user ID (UUID), firmware revisions, and RAID controller settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Unique user ID (UUID), firmware revisions, and RAID controller settings Service profile assigned to server, chassis slot, or pool Service profile assigned to server, chassis slot, or pool Uplink port configuration, VLAN, VSAN, QoS, and EtherChannels Server port configuration including LAN and SAN settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Unique user ID (UUID), firmware revisions, and RAID controller settings Service profile assigned to server, chassis slot, or pool Uplink port configuration, VLAN, VSAN, QoS, and EtherChannels Server port configuration including LAN and SAN settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Unique user ID (UUID), firmware revisions, and RAID controller settings Service profile assigned to server, chassis slot, or pool 1 Subject matter expert define policies 2 Policies used to create service profile templates 3 Service profile templates create service profiles 4 Associating service profiles with hardware configures servers automatically
  26. 26. Workloads Easily Move to Align With System Resources RAC node 1 RAC node 2 ERP on VM RAC node 3 RAC node 4 HTTP Server ERP on VM Benefits For Oracle Users •  Enables consistent setup, reduces service calls and downtime •  Add new instance in minutes, not hours or days •  Immediately test if workload is CPU or memory constrained •  Automatically load profile when new server added to system •  No LAN, SAN Zoning or any reconfiguration © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 26
  27. 27. Oracle RAC – Secure Data Movement Packet Drop During Microbursts Independent Testing Results: •  http://www.miercom.com/cisco •  Microbursts cause as much as 60% Packets packet drop with competitor •  The ability to handle real world data traffic in a RAC environment is a key advantage for Cisco UCS. •  Nexus 5000 and Cisco UCS – better able Burst Size to handle Microbursts with predictable low latency Near Zero Data Loss, Transactions are SAFE! © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 27
  28. 28. INDUSTRY STANDARD PROOF POINT Oracle PeopleSoft Oracle JD Edwards Oracle Siebel Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle Middleware Oracle Database PeopleSoft 9.0 North American Payroll 255,319 Payments/Hour JDE Enterprise One 9.1 Oracle VM 2.2 2,000 Users Three new #1 World Records JDE Enterprise One 9.1 Oracle Db 11g 15,000 Users Siebel 8.1.1.4 10,000 Users Oracle E-Business Suite Ex-large Model Payroll Batch B200 M2 Oracle E-Business Suite Medium Model Order-to-Cash B200 M2 Oracle E-Business Suite Xtra Large Model Payroll Batch B230 M2 Oracle E-Business Suite Xtra Large Model Payroll B200 M3 Oracle E-Business Suite Large Model Order-To-Cash B200 M3 Oracle E-Business Suite Medium Model Payroll Batch B200 M2 Oracle E-Business Suite Medium Model Payroll Batch B200 M2 Oracle E-Business Suite Large Model Order-to-Cash B200 M3 Oracle E-Business Suite XL Model Payroll B200 M3 Oracle E-Business Suite XL Model Payroll B200 M3 SPECjAppServer2004 1-node 2-socket C250 M2 SPECjbb2005 X86 2-socket B200 M2 SPECjbb2005 X86 4-socket C460 M1 SPECjAppServer2004 2-node B230 M1 SPECjbb2005 X86 2-socket B230 M1 SPECjbb2005 X86 2-socket B230 M1 SPECjbb2005 2-socket C260 M2 SPECjbb2005 2-socket B230 M2 SPECjbb2005 2-socket B230 M2 SPECjbb2005 4-socket B440 M2 TPC-C Oracle DB 11g & OEL C250 M2 NoSQL Big Data 1,244,550 OPTS/Sec C240 M3 Oracle E-Business Suite Large Model Order-To-Cash B200 M3 Oracle E-Business Suite Xtra Large Model Payroll B200 M3 SPECjbb2005 X86 2-socket C220 M3 SPECjbb2013 2-socket B200 M3 SPECjbb2005 2-socket B200 M3 TPC-C Oracle 11g C240 M3 © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco UCS Benchmarks that held world record performance records as of date of publication Cisco Confidential 28
  29. 29. Benefits Transac3ons  Per  Minute   "  Prove scale to 8-nodes (4TB) 2000000   1800000   1650000   1600000   thought would be achieved 1400000   1200000   "  Balance of processor, memory and I/O 950000   1000000   800000   is key drives leading performance 569000   600000   400000   "  Performance beyond what Oracle 299000   200000   Example Workload: 0   1   2   4   Oracle  RAC  Cluster  Nodes   8   TPM   Airline Reservation System "  Lots of small transactions "  Records randomly hitting system http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1155/index.html#~products © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 29
  30. 30. Scaling from 1 Node # 2 Nodes # 4 Nodes Solution Overview: •  •  •  •  •  •  Data continues to explode Growth unavoidable and hard to predict Data analysis key to business success Demonstrates data warehousing solution on UCS Oracle RAC database based implementation Scaling from one to four nodes analyzed Reference Architecture and Performance: Scaling: 1 Node # 2 Nodes # 4 Nodes UCS Benefits: •  Demonstrates near linear scaling going from one to four nodes with UCS B200 M1 Cisco M81KR(“Palo”) VIC •  Wire-once architecture allows additional nodes provisioning near instantaneous •  10gE allows excellent Oracle RAC scaling •  Service profiles allows newer servers to have access to storage in a seamless fashion Cisco UCS Demonstrates Exceptional Scalability for Data Warehousing Application © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 30
  31. 31. UCS Unique Features Designed for virtualization, performance, easily align system resources to workload requirements, secure your valuable data. Oracle Database Expertise Cisco Validated Designs demonstrate scalability across varied workloads, Cisco runs on Oracle RAC on Cisco UCS. Proven Performance Over 27 #1 world record benchmarks across Oracle and industry standard workloads, optional 3rd party technology to meet your needs. Configuration Choice Select: Storage – Nimble Select: Oracle Linux, Oracle VM Customer Proven Over 4,500 Oracle customers have selected UCS, many documented case studies, spanning vertical markets and company size. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 31
  32. 32. Joint Solution Resources !  !  !  !  !  Solution Brief Technical Design Guide Solution landing page Oracle Validated Config listing Oracle HCL listing http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/linux/validated-configurations-085828.html © 2013 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 32
  33. 33. Summary: !  Nimble Storage Meets Top 5 Requirements of Databases •  •  •  •  •  Performance Availability Test & Development Management Scalability !  Oracle Linux and Oracle VM are Optimized for Oracle Database •  Accelerate and simplify enterprise application deployment and management •  Deliver the best performance and scalability !  Cisco UCS Offers Unique Capabilities for Oracle Database •  Service profiles – easily enforce policies, set up new instances in minutes •  Balance of CPU, memory and I/O drives highest performance •  Designed to reduce complexity, cost, for single instance and RAC Increased employee productivity and satisfaction, resulting in greater customer experience
  34. 34. More Information !  Website: www.nimblestorage.com !  Resources for Oracle products: –  www.oracle.com/linux –  www.oracle.com/virtualization –  Oracle Database Runs Best on Oracle Linux: Webpage !  Resources for Cisco UCS: –  www.cisco.com/go/oracle !  Contact sales@nimblestorage.com

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