Re: SAN Recommendations - Fact Finding - Help

Hi Chris

I think you need to make a list of requirements.

Some ideas, what is the database used for - OLTP or DW; what size is the
database/s 20GB or 2TB; What response times are you requiring, will (rip
my tongue out for mentioning it) RAID 5 suffice or do you need RAID 10.
What mirroring technology, and does Oracle certify it, will you use if
you are having a backup/mirrored SAN. What budget $10,000, $100,000 

These are but a few questions you will need to answer as they will lead
you in other areas.


HTH

Cheers

Peter


On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 14:56 -0600, Taylor, Chris David wrote:
> My PC/LAN manager came by and asked me if I could gather some
> recommendations for SANs for companies running Oracle.  Or types of
> SANS even.  That’s real cut and dried is it not?  (Tongue planted
> firmly in cheek)
> 
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> 
> Anyway, I know everybody and their brother seems to be an Oracle
> partner, so there’s really no help there.
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> 
> So, now I’m wondering how I come up with information to answer this
> rather vague question.
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> I know we used to use an HP MSA1000 (entry-level SAN) that we had a
> terrible experience with.  I don’t know if it was solely the
> hardware’s fault, or a combination of the hardware and lack of
> expertise setting it up.
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> 
> I assume I should start with a list of features we would like to have
> and then cross reference those with vendors that can supply those
> features?
> 
> Anyone know if Oracle provides consultation and recommendations for
> storage?
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> Thoughts?
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> Chris Taylor
> 
> Sr. Oracle DBA
> 
> Ingram Barge Company
> 
> Nashville, TN 37205
> 
> Office: 615-517-3355
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> Cell: 615-354-4799
> 
> Email: chris.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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