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Jeremy

Doing stuff with Oracle Database, Performance, Clusters, Linux. about.me/jeremy_schneider
Jeremy has written 105 posts for Ardent Performance Computing

Voting Disk Lies (CRS-4000)

Add this to the category of annoyingly unhelpful error messages. I’m working on a mostly-automated process to create a new cluster by cloning another existing cluster. After running OUI (Oracle Universal Installer – called by config.sh to just run config assistants) there is a single ASM diskgroup which contains both the OCR and Voting Disk; … Continue reading

Resource Manager Limits (ORA-29376)

So this is what happens when you hit that publish button too quickly – thanks Sayed for the feedback! A few corrections follow. :) Just a brief post to mention a limit I’ve recently bumped up against. I couldn’t find any mention of this limit in the oracle docs or even on oracle’s support knowledge … Continue reading

IOUG Collaborate 2013 Wrap-Up

By now the Denver Convention Center is probably cleaned up from IOUG Collaborate. The signs directing thousands of attendees to top-notch technical presentations have been removed, the twenty rental laptops which composed the classroom for Pythian’s RAC Attack class have been returned and the vendor exhibition floor has been completely cleared out. Flight delays notwithstanding … Continue reading

How To Troubleshoot OEM 12c Cloud Control Auto-Discovery

I was recently involved with an upgrade project to go from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 on an Exadata V2. We hit some snags during the upgrade specifically related to OEM 12c Cloud Control. We performed an out-of-place upgrade and OEM 12.1.0.1.0 had some difficulty in dealing with this. 12c Cloud Control is supposed to run a … Continue reading

Set Up Exadata for Cloud Control 12.1.0.2

I recently helped setup an Exadata X2-8 Database Machine with the latest version of OEM Cloud Countrol (12.1.0.2). A few documents do exist for this process – the most useful of which are the Exadata Discovery Cookbook and the Setup Automation Kit. However I found a few inconsistencies and problems; I think the existing documents … Continue reading

Adaptive Log File Sync: Oracle, Please Don’t Do That Again

Disclaimer: much that follows is pure speculation on my part. It could be completely wrong and I’m putting it out there in the hopes that it’ll eventually be proven one way or the other. The Summary Underscore parameter _use_adaptive_log_file_sync Default value changed in 11.2.0.3 from FALSE to TRUE Dynamic parameter Enables a new method of … Continue reading

Lessons from Africa, Part 2

Last week was busy… making travel arrangements for this week’s trip to New York (technically Jersey) and some light analysis of AWR reports from exadata RAT runs and some heavy troubleshooting of a Solaris x86 RAC cluster with random node reboots. (I think I finally traced the node reboots to a kernel CPU/scheduling problem). I … Continue reading

Lessons From Rural Africa

It has been nine months since I’ve written here. Needless to say, a lot has happened! First, my family was living in Africa for three months earlier this year while I did some tech work at an NGO hospital. Second, upon our return I decided to join the good people at Pythian. I’m not moving … Continue reading

Making Simple Performance Charts

Before I dive into this blog post, quick heads up for anyone attending UKOUG: on Tuesday only, I’ll be hanging out with some very smart people from the IOUG RAC Special Interest Group in the “gallery” above the exhibition hall. We’re ready to help anyone run a RAC cluster in a virtual environment on their … Continue reading

RAC Attack in OTN Lounge at OOW11

Want to get your hands on a key technology in both the Exadata Database Machine and the newly announced Oracle Database Appliance? If you’ll be at OpenWorld – in just 11 days – then the IOUG RAC SIG is putting together a special event for you!  (You might have already heard about this on Twitter … Continue reading

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