PE6850 recommendations

Bahadir Kiziltan bahadir.kiziltan at
Mon Feb 12 02:59:57 CST 2007

we have an pe6850 with quad-CPU running Oracle 10G/Oracle Apps. on
RHEL4 U3. it is also connected to CX500 array. my recommedation is to
create an RAID-1 LUN for operating system by using 2x73GB disks, an
RAID-5 or RAID-10 LUN for oracle data files and an RAID-1 LUN for
oracle archive log files. that's the minimal but quite effective
layout especially in case of recovering system due to crash.

It works fine, no complaints in terms of performance.

On 2/12/07, Mad Unix <madunix at> wrote:
> I want to build a Server using PoewrEdge 6850 running raid 5 or raid 10
> (didn't decide till now about raid config)!
> the server will be a web server with DB running RHEL4 and Oracle,
> please can you tell me if my proposed technical spec would be okay and run
> smoothly with Redhat, such as
> Hard Drive Configuration,Hard Drive Back plane,Primary Controller,Primary
> Hard Drive, RAID10, RAID5, No. of the hardisks and volume..etc
> DELL PowerEdge 6850 Technical Specification
> Processors New Dual-Core Intel(r)  Xeon(r) MP processors, Dual Intel Xeon
> processor upgradeable to Quad on motherboard;
> with the following options of processor speeds·
>  Dual Core Intel(r) Xeon(r) Processor 7140M, 3.4GHz, 16MB L3 Cache,
> Front Side Bus 800MHz front side bus
> Chipset Intel (r) 8501
> Memory   16GB DDR2 SDRAM expandable up to 64GB
> Hard Drives 5 X 73GB (15,000 rpm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Hot pluggable
> hard drives
> Drive Controller Dual channel integrated SCSI controller.
> RAID Controllers Embedded Dual Channel RAID Controller: SAS 3.0 Gb/s with
> 256MB battery-backed cache supports all RAID Levels
> Graphics Integrated ATI-Radeon 7000 with 16MB of SDRAM
> Optical Devices: DVD/CD RW combo Drive.
> Drive Bays Internal hard drive bay to support up to five 1" SAS SCSI hard
> drives
> Expansion Slots & I/O Slots 7 total I/O slots on 3 PCI buses4 hot-plug
> PCI-Express slots (one x8, three x4)1 hot-plug PCI-X slot (64-bit/133MHz), 2
> non hot-plug
> Ports Rear: (2) USB 2.0, (1) 9-pin serial, (1) video, (1) ID push button
> with blue/amber LED Front: (2) USB 2.0, (1) ID push button with blue/amber
> LED, (1) 15-pin video, system power on/off button
> Communications Embedded Dual Gigabit Ethernet controller (10/100/1000)
> Compatibility  Red Hat(r) Enterprise Linux(r) 3 and 4; SUSE(r) Linux Enterprise
> Server 9 EM64T SP
> Power and Cooling 1,470W, hot-plug redundant power, 200-240 Volts only with
> Hot-plug, redundant cooling fans
> Chassis   Rack-mountable Chassis 4U
> Country of Origin Main System Ireland
> Warranty  Three Years on-site (Parts & Labor)
> any comments would be really appreciated.
> --
> madunix
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