Installing an Oracle Server

This is an example of a reasonable priced Oracle server. The configuration below was around £700.

From R12.2 an Oracle Weblogic Server is included so you will need a lot more power to install R12.2 in a reasonable time. You could install and run R12.1 on a 4Gb Atom CPU based server but for R12.2 I would recommend minimum 8Gb and ideally 16Gb running on a i7 or Xeon CPU. Also to speed things up it would be good to run the database on a RAID 0 disk array.

If you intend to install Oracle Fusion in the future then use a Xeon CPU that can address plenty of memory.

The configuration I have chosen is:

Component Manufacturer Notes
Case Coolermaster P100 ATX Case with Thunder 700W PSU Large cabinet for HDD’s and CPU cooling
Motherboard Supermicro MBD-X9SRL-F-O Supports iKVM, RAID, Xeon E5 and 256Gb RAM
Cpu Intel Xeon E5-2603 4 Core Cheapest large memory range server CPU
Cooler Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4 LGA 2011 Intel Xeon CPU Cooler Has to fit narrow LGA2011 Xeon socket
Ram Kingston ECC 1333MHz 240-pin RDIMM DDR3L CL9 16Gb I bought two of these for best performance

I already have 4 hard disks from a previous server. 1 HDD will be for staging and 3 HDD’s will be for the RAID 0.

Hardware Installation

This is not a detailed instruction but just a hint of how to do this, so be sure to follow the supplied manuals with your product.

Unpack motherboard
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Open CPU socket

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Insert CPU and lock socket

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Insert RAM

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Prepare CPU cooler and change to narrow layout

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Mount cooler onto CPU and then add fan

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Mount motherboard backplane first
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Mount motherboard in case

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Mount cables – power and USB

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Mount fan, cabinet and staging HDD cables

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Added 3 RAID HDD’s

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Installed hot swap bay for OS hard disk
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Plugged in with two Ethernet cables – one for the iKVM and another for normal internet access

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This entry was written by Kent Willumsen , posted on Tuesday November 05 2013at 02:11 pm , filed under Installation, Technical Knowledge and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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