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RE: Sizing a new server

From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 05:50:55 -0700
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It's going to be Unix, tru64.  Unfortunately I will be stuck with some old hardware to start with - an Alpha, 8400, I believe maxes out at 8 cpu's, along with two old disk farms (compaq esa10k).  I'm slapping together a bunch of old pieces of hardware, upgrading where needed, obtaining software licensing where needed, compaq hardware/software support, and with some duct tape, political brown-nosing done by others and a few users screaming for their data, I'll hopefully end up with some sort of reporting tool hitting this.  (BizObj or Cogno$).  Man Cognos is expensive.

I wish I could choose AIX here.  It's not an option. 

See doesn't this sound like a director's job?? Say it again:  I LOVE MY JOB


-----Original Message-----

From:   Reardon, Bruce (CALBBAY) []
Sent:   Monday, July 09, 2001 8:50 PM
To:     Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject:        RE: Sizing a new server


Some may laugh at the question but what OS - NT, Unix, VMS or ?

Bruce Reardon
-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, 10 July 2001 4:36
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Thanks Kimberly,
I wish it was that way.  I have to justify my request with hard numbers or they are going to laugh at me when I say, "Because that's what I want".  :) They don't yet know how I'd react to that, it would be a knee-jerk type of reaction involving creative expletives...  not pretty.  Good for you.  At least you have some real hardware and true HA.  I wish I did

-----Original Message-----

Sent:   Monday, July 09, 2001 12:51 PM
To:     Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Get the biggest, kick ass server they will let you buy.  If your site is anything like mine they just keep asking for more and more databases.  So no matter what I have now I know its not enough.  I am really happy with the nice new N-class HP cluster I have sitting next door running Service Guard. I am also getting a A-class database cluster for some important but not fab critical databases.  Now if I can only get ride of the 5 K-class database servers.  Its kind of like when you go from a fast to a slow PC.  Drives me crazy.  Not that there are issues with performance from the databases.  It would only be me, while playing (which of course means working) on the server, that would notice.
-----Original Message-----

Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 8:30 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Good morning everyone,
Lucky me, I get to choose the size of the server this company should consider purchasing.  I have been poking around on the net for any guidelines - I can make guesses based upon my gut feel and how strapped the current unix server is, but I want to be able to back this up with hard numbers.  This is for a dw application.
Can anyone point me to a website, book, or anything in particular that can help me justify sizing a machine?  It's so fun working for a company that doesn't have a sysadmin on staff... 
Lisa Koivu
Oracle Data Bored Administrator
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

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