Yesterday I gave a web cast for the Oracle Exadata (IOUG SIG) Linked-In group. The presentation was entitled “Exadata Storage Layout” and touched on the components of Exadata, ASM basics, and storage provisioning. The main thrust of the web cast was to discuss configuration options for cell disks and storage cells. Cell disks are carved up into grid disks which are presented to ASM on the database servers where they are used to create disk groups for database storage. Storage cells may also be provisioned to the database servers in such a way as to create multiple storage grids. Finally, we discussed a few options for storage cell and database server provisioning within RAC and Non-RAC configurations.
I hope you found the presentation helpful. My email address is located on the last slide. Feel free to email me with any questions we didn’t have time to cover in the web cast.