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10 Jun 2010 Cloning a VMware Guest on a ZFS NFS Share [23177]
Basic Steps in Creating the Setup

Working with the ZFS file system and NFS share, computer consultant James D from the UNIX Admin Corner blog describes how to create a base image to use for Windows on a ESXi box to avoid having to wait for a Windows install.
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25 May 2010 "Configuring Oracle Solaris ZFS for an Oracle Database" [23146]
How to Take Advantage of ZFS on Oracle Relational Databases

The Oracle white paper "Configuring Oracle Solaris ZFS for an Oracle Database" is publicized as a guide on how to economically deploy these two solutions to maximize data integrity and performance. It begins with a brief planning section, followed by step-by-step instructions for configuring and maintaining Oracle Solaris ZFS file systems for an Oracle database.
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17 May 2010 "Deploying Web 2.0 Applications on Oracle Servers and the OpenSolaris Operating System" [23132]
Demo Uses Olio Toolkit to Simulate Workloads

Oracle created Olio as a solution to provide a realistic workload for the assessment the performance and scalability of Web 2.0 technologies in response to the demands placed on the web by the phenomenal growth in social networking users. The Oracle white paper "Deploying Web 2.0 Applications on Oracle Servers and the OpenSolaris Operating System" by Shanti Subramanyam, Richard Smith, Paul van den Bogaard, and Adam Zhang describes a reasonably sized, scalable Web 2.0 deployment that was validated and tuned with Olio, resulting in several best practices for deployment.
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05 May 2010 Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) on Sun Storage 7000 Systems [22953]
White Paper Reports Easy, Straightforward Configuration

"Setup, Tuning, Workload Performance Guide for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) on Sun Storage 7000 Systems" by Sanjay Gianchandani outlines the procedure for configuring the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database server to use Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems as a storage unit.
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22 Apr 2010 Get Better Storage Performance [22962]
Avoid Misalignment Resulting from Disk Partitioning Software

"Because of disk partitioning software on your storage clients or a mismatch between storage configuration and application request pattern, you could be suffering a 2-4X performance degradation," writes Roch Bourbonnais in his blog "Proper Alignment for extra Performance." While he credits the Sun Storage 7000 server line with great flexibility in selecting different blocksizes for different use within a single pool of storage, he notes that the line has no control on the offset that could be selected during disk partitioning of block devices on client systems. Care must be taken, he urges, when partitioning disks to avoid misalignment and degraded performance. Using full LUNs is preferred.
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