What constitutes an Exalytics Implementation

This is part 3 of a series of articles discussing Private cloud options on Exalytics:

Part I -?Exalytics – The promise of BI on Private Cloud
Part II – Classify the application requirements and the cloud offerings – Exalytics?

Continuing from the last blog, I will like to deep dive into various modes of implementation and the thought process that goes while picking one over the other.

Let’s start by defining the Exalytics machine’s hardware and software components as a refresher for the discussion.

How do the various Exalytics systems compare to one another (i.e. X2-4, X3-4 and T5-8)?

Feature
Exalytics X2-4
Exalytics X3-4
Exalytics T5-8
Processors
4 Intel XEON E7-4870
40 Cores
4 Intel XEON E7-4800
40 Cores
8 SPARC T5
128 Cores
Dynamic Random-Access Memory
1 TB
2 TB *
4 TB
Hard Disk Drive
3.6 TB
5.4 TB *
7.2 TB
PCI Flash Storage
None
2.4 TB *
3.2 TB
Networking
40 Gbps InfinBand – 2 Ports
10 Gbps Ethernet – 2 Ports
8 GbpsFibre channel – 2 Ports
1 Gbps Ethernet – 4 Ports
40 Gbps InfinBand – 2 Ports
10 Gbps Ethernet – 2 Ports
8 GbpsFibre channel – 2 Ports
1 Gbps Ethernet – 4 Ports
40 Gbps InfinBand – 4 Ports
10 Gbps Ethernet – 4 Ports
8 GbpsFibre channel – 4 Ports
?*upgrade kits available for additional memory and flash storage

Software: (Certification Matrix)

Exalytics X2-4
Exalytics X3-4
-OR- Exalytics X3-4 with Upgrade Kits
Exalytics T5-8
Server Operating System
Exalytics Base Image on Linux x86-64 1.0.0.6
Exalytics? -Oracle Solaris 11.1 SRU11.4 (64 bit)
OS Kernel Version
Exalytics? -Oracle Linux 5.8 (UL5)? with UEK
Linux Kernel Version Number:
2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek
N/A
Exalytics Base Image for Oracle VM
2.0.1.3
N/A
Exalytics Base Image Kernel for OVM
?Oracle Linux UL5? with UEK – Oracle Linux Server release 5.6
Kernel 2.6.39-300.32.6.el5uek on an x86_64
N/A
?Exalytics Oracle VM Template (Guest)
2.0.1.3
N/A
?Exalytics Oracle VM Template (Guest) Kernel
?Oracle Linux UL5? with UEK – Oracle Linux Server release 5.6
Kernel 2.6.32-200.21.2.el5uek on an x86_64
N/A
BI Foundation
OBIEE 11.1.1.7.x, ?
TimesTen 11.2.2.5.x, 11.2.2.6.x
Essbase 11.1.2.2.200+/11.1.2.3.001+
TimesTen
?TimesTen 11.2.2.5.x, 11.2.2.6.x
BI Application
11.1.1.7.1
7.9.6.3
7.9.6.4
EPM
11.1.2.2 or 11.1.2.3 (depends on module/component)
OVM Manager
3.2.4 (X2-4),? 3.2..7(X3-4)
EM
Agent – 12.0.1.3+
Endeca
3.0/3.1

Sachin
Architect – Oracle Engineered Systems
Exalytics/Exalogic/Exadata
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