Auto Service Request. A feature of Oracle or Sun hardware that automatically opens service requests when specific hardware faults occur. ASR is integrated with MOS and requires a support agreement. See also MOS.
The compute server CPU and memory resources that are initially allocated during a SuperCluster installation.
Provides the SuperCluster management network. Referred to in this documentation using the shortened name “Ethernet management switch.” See also Ethernet management switch.
CPU, memory, and I/O unit. Each CMIOU contains 1 CMP, 16 DIMM slots, and 1 I/O hub chip. Each CMIOU also hosts an eUSB device. Only SPARC M7 CMIOUs can be used in SuperCluster M7 and only SPARC M8 CMIOUs can be used in SuperCluster M8.
Shortened name for the SPARC server (SPARC M7-8 or SPARC M8-8), a major component of SuperCluster system. See also SPARC M7-8 server and SPARC M8-8.
Domain configuration management. The reconfiguration of boards in PDomains for Enterprise-class systems. See also PDomain.
A SuperCluster LDom category that includes the domains configured at installation time as either a Database Domain or an Application Domain (running the Oracle Solaris 11 OS). Dedicated domains have direct access to the 10GbE NICs and IB HCAs (and Fibre Channel cards, if present). See also Database Domain and Application Domain.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Software that automatically assigns IP addresses to clients on a TCP/IP network. See also TCP.
Shortened name for the Cisco Catalyst Ethernet switch. See also Cisco Catalyst Ethernet switch and Cisco Nexus Ethernet switch.
Embedded USB. A flash-based drive designed specifically to be used as a boot device. An eUSB does not provide storage for applications or customer data.
Shortened name for optional Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Racks (up to 17) that can be added to a SuperCluster system. See also Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack.
Fault management architecture. A feature of Oracle Solaris servers that includes error handlers, structured error telemetry, automated diagnostic software, response agents, and messaging.
See Oracle ILOM.
If you have Root Domains, you create I/O Domains with your choice of resources at the time of your choosing. The I/O Domain Creation tool enables you to assign resources to I/O Domains from the CPU and memory repositories, and from virtual functions hosted by Root Domains. When you create an I/O Domain, you assign it as a Database Domain or Application Domain running the Oracle Solaris 11 OS. See also Root Domain.
Two of the IB switches are configured as leaf switches, the third is configured as a spine switch. See also IB switch.
Logical domain. A virtual machine comprising a discrete logical grouping of resources that has its own operating system and identity within a single computer system. LDoms are created using Oracle VM Server for SPARC software. See also Oracle VM Server for SPARC.
The network management port on an SP. See also SP.
OpenBoot PROM. Firmware on SPARC servers that enables the server to load platform-independent drivers directly from devices, and provides an interface through which you can boot the compute server and run low-level diagnostics.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management. A volume manager and a file system that supports Oracle databases.
Optional expansion racks that can be added to SuperCluster systems that require additional storage. Referred to in this documentation using the shortened name “expansion rack.” See also expansion rack.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager. Software on the SP that enables you to manage a server independently from the operating system. See also SP.
Name of the SuperCluster engineered systems. Referred to in this documentation using the shortened name "SuperCluster M7" and SuperCluster M8". See also SuperCluster M7.
SPARC server virtualization and partitioning technology. See also LDom.
Oracle Validation Test Suite. An application, preinstalled with Oracle Solaris, that exercises the system, provides hardware validation, and identifies possible faulty components.
Oracle's implementation of the X/Open distributed transaction processing XA interface that is included in Oracle DB software.
Provides SuperCluster systems with shared storage capabilities. Referred to in this documentation using the shortened name “ZFS storage appliance.” See also ZFS storage appliance.
CPU and memory resources that are set aside in the CPU and memory repositories. You assign parked resources to I/O Domains with the I/O Domain Creation tool.
Physical domain. Each PDomain on the compute server is an independently configurable and bootable entity with full hardware domain isolation for fault isolation and security purposes. See also compute server and SSB.
The lead SPP of a PDomain. The PDomain-SPP on the compute server manages tasks and provides rKVMS service for that PDomain. See also PDomain.
Physical function. Functions provided by physical I/O devices, such as the IB HCAs, 10GbE NICs, and any Fibre Channel cards installed in the PCIe slots. Logical devices, or virtual functions (VFs), are created from PFs, with each PF hosting 32 VFs.
Predictive self healing. An Oracle Solaris OS technology that continuously monitors the health of the compute server and works with Oracle ILOM to take a faulty component offline if needed.
CMP circuitry that provides the base to a PCIe I/O fabric. Each PCIe I/O fabric consists of the PCIe switches, PCIe slots, and leaf devices associated with the root complex.
A logical domain that is configured at installation time. Root Domains are required if you plan to configure I/O Domains. Root Domains host PFs from which I/O Domains derive VFs. The majority of Root Domain CPU and memory resources are parked for later use by I/O Domains.
The ability to increase (or scale up) processing power in a compute server by combining the server's physical configurable hardware into one or more logical groups (see also PDomain).
The serial management port on an SP. See also SP.
Single Client Access Name. A feature used in RAC environments that provides a single name for clients to access any Oracle Database running in a cluster. See also RAC.
Small form-factor pluggable standard. SFP+ is a specification for a transceiver for 10GbE technology.
Service processor. A processor, separate from the host, that monitors and manages the host no matter what state the host is in. The SP runs Oracle ILOM, which provides remote lights out management. In SuperCluster systems, SPs are located on the compute servers, storage servers, ZFS storage appliance controllers, and IB switches. See also Oracle ILOM.
A major component of SuperCluster M7 and SuperCluster M8 that provides the main compute resources. Referred to in this documentation using the shortened name “compute server.” See also compute server.
Service processor proxy. One SPP in the compute server is assigned to manage each PDomain. SPPs monitor environmental sensors and manage the CMIOUs, memory controllers, and DIMMs. See also PDomain-SPP.
Single-Root I/O Virtualization Domain. A SuperCluster logical domain category that includes Root Domains and I/O Domains. This category of domains support single-root I/O virtualization. See also I/O Domain and Root Domain.
Shortened name for Oracle SuperCluster M7. See also Oracle SuperCluster M7 and Oracle SuperCluster M8.
Shortened name for Oracle SuperCluster M8. See also Oracle SuperCluster M7 and Oracle SuperCluster M8.
See Oracle XA.
A file system with added volume management capabilities. ZFS is the default file system in Oracle Solaris 11.
Shortened name for Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-ES and ZS5-ES storage appliances. See also Oracle ZFS ZS3-ES and Oracle ZFS ZS5-ES storage appliance.
Servers in the Oracle ZFS storage appliance that manage the storage appliance. See also ZFS storage appliance.