Powerful hardware, modern and new operating system are nothing when those components are not properly configured. Best practices which published by vendors, helping us to achieved good performance and reduce issues but best practices are general and may be not tested on specific hardware.
Finding best configurations and best practices on each platform needs some difficult tests and needs to spend money. But some vendors published their best practices on specific hardware.
In my opinion, finding best practices is very important on Linux, because it’s more flexible compare to Windows and best configuration will achieved best performance.
What’s Oracle Validated Configurations?
Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Validated Configurations provide easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM solutions in your enterprise. The program offers pre-tested, validated configurations including software, hardware, storage, and network components along with documented deployment guides. The result: Improved performance and reliability of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM solutions, with faster, lower-cost implementations. Oracle collaborates with dozens of leading technology partners to offer these validated configurations free of charge.
Sample of Oracle Validated Configurations
The below configuration has been published by Oracle for
Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 x86_64 on HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 and HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7400 with Oracle Database 12c Release 1:
The validated configurations including the below:
- Validated Configuration Details
- Server and Storage Platform Details
- Switch Details
- Linux Distribution Details
- Additional Packages Needed From Distribution
- Oracle Packages
- Configuration Files
- Filesystems Tested
- Driver Modules
- Oracle Software Details