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 …

iSCSI setup with Flasharray Read More »

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 …

Physical Standby database creation using FlashRecover Snapshots Read More »

Database cloning with ZFS on Pure FlashArray – Part I

Most of Pure FlashArray customers use Oracle on ASM or cooked filesystems like EXT4 or XFS.  Rarely I do see ZFS and generally, those are Solaris users.  Still, I do periodically get questions about ZFS with Pure FlashArray, specifically on database cloning where the database is hosted on FlashArray volumes.  Hence, this post is to …

Database cloning with ZFS on Pure FlashArray – Part I Read More »

Linux Performance Tools

Recently I came across this graphic showing various Linux Performance Tools (Thanks Brendan Gregg) and I didn’t realize until then how many I have been using it on a regular basis.  Brendan has done a wonderful job packing so much information about Linux performance. Isn’t it all about having the right tools for the job …

Linux Performance Tools Read More »