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Kubernetes cluster deployment using Kubespray

Introduction Containers technology has become the most essential component of the “as a service” offering on the cloud or on-premises.  There are numerous blogs posts that covers the benefits of containers technology and especially Kubernetes.  Hence, I wouldn’t spend time preaching to the choir rather walk you through on how to quickly setup Kubernetes on-premises. …

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RMAN Backups using mount host on Flasharray

Most of Pure FlashArray customers are used to the snapshot functionality that helps them in taking either a crash-consistent or application-consistent snapshot in a flash (literally and figuratively) irrespective of the database size. While this helps them in protecting the database from any accidental changes or creating clones for development and test usage but cannot …

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iSCSI setup with Flasharray

This blog post will go over the steps to connect FlashArray volumes over iSCSI on RHEL variant Linux systems (RHEL, Oracle Linux, CentOS). Required package on RHEL for iSCSIiscsi-initiator-utils Multipathing packagedevice-mapper-multipath High level process with iSCSI Setup iSCSI at the initiator Setup Host at the FlashArray level Discover the iSCSI targets Create a volume, attach …

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Physical Standby database creation using FlashRecover Snapshots

To create a physical standby database, DBAs generally take an RMAN backup of the primary database, transfer them to the standby system and recover/duplicate them to create the standby database.  Based on the size of the database and the distance between the sites where the standby database is created, the backup/restore, as well as transfer, can …

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