The Oracle Database Appliance


The Oracle Database Applicance or ODA is an Oracle Engineered System. It consists of at least on Storage Server and two Database Servers.

oda_v1The initial Version of the ODA has been released in September 2011.

“The Oracle Database Appliance hardware is a single 4U rackmountable chassis containing two Linux server nodes, each with two 6-core Intel Xeon processors X5675 and 96 GB of memory. The two server nodes are connected via an internal redundant gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interconnect for cluster communication, and each provides both GbE and 10 GbE external networking connectivity. The appliance contains 12 TB of raw storage that’s triple-mirrored, offering 4 TB of resilient usable database storage. There are also four 73 GB solid-state disks for database redo logs to boost performance. The appliance is designed with mission-critical requirements in mind, with hot-swappable and redundant components.”

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In March 2013 Oracle intoduced a renewed Version of ODA. The Oracle Database Appliance X3-2.

oda_v2The Oracle Database Appliance X3­-2 hardware is a 4U rack­mountable system containing two Oracle Linux servers and one storage shelf. Each server features two 8­ core Intel Xeon E5­2690 processors, 256 GB of memory, and 10­Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase­T) external networking connectivity. The two servers are connected together via a redundant 10­GbE interconnect for cluster communication and share direct­attached high performance SAS storage. The appliance contains 18 TB of raw storage that’s double­ mirrored or triple­mirrored, offering 9 TB or 6 TB, respectively, of resilient usable database storage. And, there are four 200 GB solid­state disks for the database redo logs to boost performance. The appliance is also designed with mission­critical requirements in mind, with hot­swappable and redundant components.

For more information see here

Here the important key facts of the version history:

  • 2.2.0.0.0 Base Patchset for direct upgrade to a newer releases
  • 2.4.0.0.0 Normal redundancy support for DATA and RECO diskgroup (REDO is still HIGH redundancy)
  • 2.5.0.0.0 Starting with this release ODA v1 and v2 (X3-2) , ODA can be used as virtualized platform.

Refer to my support note 888888.1 for more information about patches.

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