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Please join us for our next Partner Power Hour on Wednesday, January 13 at 11 AM EST. During this call, we will be providing you with more details on the recently announced integration of VCE’s Partner Program into the EMC Business Partner Program (BPP) Solution Provider Track.

 

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Customer deployments of hybrid clouds are fueling the explosive growth of the Converged Infrastructure (CI) market that, according to IDC, is expected to reach an impressive $14 billion by 2018. To further accelerate hyper-growth of VCE converged infrastructure and solutions, EMC just announced that VCE will become the EMC Converged Platforms Division.

 

As part of this new alignment, we are happy to also announce the integration of the VCE Partner Program into the EMC Business Partner Program (BPP) Solution Provider Track. This integration will continue to enhance the award winning EMC BPP as the most comprehensive and advanced partner program in the industry, while making it easier for you to conduct business through one program with one set of benefits and requirements. During this Power Hour, Julie Christiansen, EMC’s Sr. Director of Global Partner Strategy & Operations, and Justin Bartinoski, VCE’s Sr. Director of Field and Channel Marketing, will walk you through this integration and what it means to all of VCE’s existing partners.

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If you can't make the live event the webcast will be recorded and posted to the VCE Partner Portal shortly after the conclusion of the call.

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EMC ProtectPoint addresses the gaps traditional backup can't cover by integrating best-in-class EMC products that make the backup and recovery process more automated, efficient, and integrated.  The integration of ProtectPoint, TimeFinder SnapVX and the Data Domain system allows Oracle ASM database backup and restore to take place entirely within the integrated system!  This capability not only reduces host I/O and CPU overhead, allowing the host to focus on servicing database transactions, but also provides higher efficiency for the backup and recovery process. Backup efficiencies are introduced by not requiring any read or write I/Os of the data files by the host.



The paper describes in detail how this solution provides the following benefitsoracle_arrows.jpg

  • eliminate backup impact on the application
  • minimize backup completion time
  • enables faster, more frequent backup for enterprise applications
  • complete application owner control using native application utilities
  • meet stringent application protection SLAs
  • eliminates LAN impact and minimizes SAN bandwidth requirements
  • reduces backup storage requirements by 10 to 30 times
  • inline write-and-read verification, continuous fault detection, and self-healing

 

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The engineers developed and tested and provided detailed documentation of the following five use cases:

  1. Backup Oracle ASM database using ProtectPoint
  2. Read-only inspection of the backup on Mount host
  3. Logical recovery on Mount host using the backup as a database-clone
  4. RMAN recovery of Production data files without overwriting them with a backup
  5. RMAN recovery after overwriting Production data files with a backup

 

This white paper is intended for database and system administrators, storage administrators, and system architects who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining Oracle databases backup and recovery strategy with VMAX3 storage systems.

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Download the paper - ProtectPoint File System Agent With VMAX3 – Backup & Recovery Best Practice For Oracle On ASM

 

 

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With the introduction of the third generation VMAX disk arrays, Oracle database administrators have a new way to protect their databases effectively and efficiently with unprecedented ease of use.  Reduce the complexity and excessive time demands associated with host-based replications and reduce RTOs  for your fastest growing databases.  VMAX3 local and remote replication technology allows DBAs the ability to gain control of data protection and database re-purposing quickly and easily.

 

VMAX3 SnapVX Local Replication

TimeFinder SnapVX combines the best aspects of previous TimeFinder offerings and adds new functionality, scalability, and ease-of-use. VMAX3 TimeFinder SnapVX allows up to 256 snapshots per source device with minimal cache and capacity impact. SnapVX minimizes the impact of production host writes by using intelligent Redirect-on-Write and Asynchronous-Copy-on-First-Write. Both methods allow production host I/O writes to complete without delay due to background data copy while maintaining  Point-in-Time consistency for the snapshot copy. RMAN backups can be offloaded to an alternate host by using a linked SnapVX target mounted to Oracle database instance accessing the copy.

 

VMAX3 SRDF Remote Replication

The EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) family of software is the gold standard for remote replications in mission critical environments. The SRDF family is trusted for disaster recovery and business continuity. SRDF offers a variety of replication modes that can be combined in different topologies, including two, three, and even four sites. SRDF and TimeFinder are closely integrated to offer a combined solution for local and remote replication. Consistency can be enabled for either Synchronous or Asynchronous replication mode.  An SRDF consistency group always maintains write-order fidelity (also called: dependent-write consistency) to make sure that the target devices always provide a restartable replica of the source application.

 

White Paper Highlights

In this paper the authors provide guidance on the latest features of VMAX3 for local and remote data protection long with various commonly deployed use cases including backup, D/R and re-purposing for Test/Dev environemnts. It also covers self-service database replication that can be leveraged by database administrators to deploy additional copies under their control.

 

The configuration and execution of the following nine (9) uses cases are documented and discussed:

  1. Creating a local restartable database replica for database clones
  2. Creating a local recoverable database replica for backup and recovery
  3. Performing full or incremental RMAN backups from a SnapVX replica (including Block Change Tracking)
  4. Performing database recovery of Production using a recoverable snapshot
  5. Using SRDF/S and SRDF/A for database Disaster Recovery
  6. Creating remote restartable copies
  7. Creating remote recoverable database replicas
  8. Parallel recovery from remote backup image
  9. Leveraging self-service replications for DBAs

 

This white paper is intended for database and system administrators, storage administrators, and system architects responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining Oracle databases backup and replication on VMAX3 storage arrays.

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Download the paper - Oracle Database Backup and Recovery with VMAX3

 

 

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With the introduction of the third generation VMAX disk arrays, Oracle database administrators have a new way to deploy a wide range of applications in a single high-performance, high capacity, self-tuning storage environment.   Using the new EMC® VMAX3™ Service Level Objectives (SLO) feature, a service level can be assigned to an Oracle database. This SLO then manages the underlying storage to provide the expected performance.  The assigned SLO and any resource management operations are completely transparent to the database.The SLO assigned to a given Oracle workload can even be adjusted dynamically to meet the demands of shifting workload priorities. For example, when a monthly close cycle occurs, that workload’s SLO can be given higher priority. These features allow VMAX3 storage arrays to support many enterprise applications, together with all their replication needs and auxiliary systems such as test, development, reporting and patch-testing with less administration overhead.

 

The picture below shows how Service Level Objectives fit in the VMAX3 architecture.  SLO policies provide a pre-defined set of levels (such as Platinum, Gold or Silver) that are be supported by the underlying system resources. Each SLO has a specific performance goal and may also have a tier-compliance goal that work with FAST to adjust system resources to meet those goals.  .For example, the Bronze SLO will attempt to have no data on EFDs and the Platinum SLO will attempt to have no data on 7.2k rpm drives. Each SLO defines an expected average response time target that application owners can rely on.

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In this paper the authors discuss the following topics:

  • Overview of VMAX3 features and their role in supporting Oracle databases
  • Planning SLO for Oracle databases
    • Considerations and configuration for data, log, indexes, TEMP and ARCHIVE files
    • Considerations for noisy neighbor and competing workload management
  • Oracle Database Provisioning
    • Step-by-step procedure with screen shots and explanations
  • Oracle SLO Management Test Use Cases
    • Test case 1 – Single database run with gradual change of SLO
    • Test case 2 – All flash configuration with Oracle DATA and REDO

 

This white paper is intended for database and system administrators, storage administrators, and system architects who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining Oracle databases and VMAX3 storage systems.

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Download the paper - Deployment Best Practices For Oracle Database With VMAX3 Service Level Objective Management

 

 

 

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The VMAX Engineering team has just released a new white paper describing the advantages of using the EMC® VMAX3™ family of storage arrays for running mission-critical Oracle workloads using all-flash storage (AFS) configurations.  EMC offers customers two options for implementing all-flash solutions with the VMAX3 storage system. 

              • Configuring an array with only flash drives, or
              • choosing an all-flash Service Level Objective profile in a hybrid/multi-tier configuration.

 

VMAX3 AFS is an excellent choice to run Oracle mission-critical databases too achieve maximum performance while still having access to the vast set of system features for data protection, data services, resiliency, and availability including:

              • Data At Rest Encryption (D@RE)
              • T10-DIF (corruption detection) protection
              • choice of synchronous and asynchronous remote replications, and
              • robust local replication with inherent data consistency.

 

The authors use a single-engine VMAX 400K with 32 flash drives to conduct and document three (3) test cases:

              1. OLTP tests with no VMAX3 cache read-hit benefits
              2. OLTP tests with medium VMAX3 cache read-hit benefits
              3. DSS test with focus on sequential read bandwidth

 

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The test system shown on the right was capable of achieving nearly 200,000 IOPS at < 1 ms read latency in the OLTP tests, and about 6 GB/s bandwidth in the DSS tests. The engineers found that:

  • Even in a "worst-case scenario" with a workload without VMAX3 read cache benefits, writes continued to be served at sub-millisecond latency from VMAX3 cache and the total IOPS remained over 145k.
  • With just a medium read-hit rate on the VMAX3 cache of 40 percent, the latency for the data file random read I/O was consistent at 0.75 ms even when some reads were satisfied from the cache and some from the flash drives.
  • The DSS test showed that VMAX3 in an all-flash configuration is capable of achieving extremely high bandwidth suitable for Oracle reports, BI, and data warehousing (DW) workloads.

 

All of the test scenarios including descriptions of the hardware, software, and test workloads are fully described.  The paper also includes a detail discussion of how VMAX3 persistent cache  enables all writes, including Oracle log writes or batch, to complete much faster.  The VMAX3 HYPERMAX OS FlashBoost technology for reducing the response time associated with read misses by sending data located on flash drives directly from the back-end to the front-end ports is also discussed in the introduction.

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Download the paper - EMC VMAX3 All-Flash Storage For Mission-Critical ORACLE Databases

 

 

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