RE: Considerations to choose SUN server for Oracle

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:15:06 -0400
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OH, PLEASE not an IBM Blade center!! Those blades have the awfulness heat control mechanism there ever could be. Had one at my last gig & the darn thing kept overheating (in a 55 degree datacenter) at least once a day. The sysadmin had to disable the fan control software so that the fan would run all the time. After that it was OK, but nothing to write home about.  

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
PAREXEL International  

[] On Behalf Of Guillermo Alan Bort
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: Considerations to choose SUN server for Oracle

If you have the budget for it, I'd go with AIX 6+ on a P6 blade center... if you can't afford IBM, then Linux on x86_64 is the best option.


On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 5:14 PM, <> wrote:          

        I second that - in fact from what I am hearing - if you can - you should look to go on an x86 (maybe a Nehalem chip) on OEL or RHEL.         

[] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon

	Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 4:09 PM
	Subject: RE: Considerations to choose SUN server for Oracle


	I'd recommend staying away from Sun's T-series servers - see MOS
document 781763.1 and this earlier discussion for more details:            00,1          



[] On Behalf Of Denis

        I am wondering what type of Sun Server we can consider? T5440 or E25K                             

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