Replacement for aged SunFire v490 servers

Hi all,

we're considering to replace our SunFire v490 servers with newer generation
of Oracle SUN or IBM servers.

Our current configuration is:
2x SunFire v490 , 4GB RAM , 2 (1x dual-port HBA) x 2Gb FC
2x SunFire v490 , 8GB RAM , 2 (1x dual-port HBA) x 2Gb FC

Systems are mostly OLTP based with batch processing overnight.
Database with about 150 concurrent users max.



Do you have any experience with Oracle M-Series SPARC servers or x86 Sun
servers running as database servers?

We were checking Intel 7500 X4470 and Sparc VII+ M4000 servers as
replacement for our SunFire v490's.

Do you think that Intel 7500 X4470 is strong enough to handle workload of
two SunFire v490 servers?
Same question related to Sparc VII+ M4000 server - can this server handle
workload of two SunFire v490's?


Thanks for answers.


Regards,
Marko



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Marko Šutić, dipl.ing.rač.
Oracle DBA, OCP

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