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Oracle® Exadata Storage Server X6-2 Extreme Flash Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2018

Storage Server Components

Table 1  Oracle Exadata Storage Server X6-2 Extreme Flash Components
Two Intel E5-2630 v4, 10-core, 2.2-GHz, 85W processors.
  • Four integrated DDR4 memory controllers per processor.

Four 16-GB DIMMs per processor for a maximum of eight DDR4 DIMMs and a maximum of 128-GB memory.
Eight 2.5-inch hot-pluggable PCIe-based NVMe SSDs.

Note -  Oracle PCIe switch controller cards are required for controlling and managing NVMe SSDs.

PCI Express (PCIe) I/O slots
Six PCIe Gen3 slots that accommodate low-profile PCIe cards:
  • Slots 1, 2, 5, and 6: x8 electrical interface, contain Oracle PCIe switch controller cards.

  • Slots 3 and 4: x16 electrical interface. Slot 3 contains a dedicated InfiniBand (IB) QDR-CX3 PCIe host channel adapter (HCA) card; slot 4 is a spare slot.

Ethernet ports
Four 10GBASE-T RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports on the rear panel.
USB 2.0 ports
Two front, two rear, and two internal.

Note -  One internal USB port is preinstalled with a USB. The USB drive contains the GRUB boot loader for the operating system.

Video (VGA) ports
One rear high-density DB-15 video port.
Service processor (SP)
The storage server has an integrated service processor (SP). The SP provides IPMI 2.0-compliant remote management capabilities. The SP features:
  • Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2.6.

  • Local Oracle ILOM command-line access using a serial connection.

  • Support for Ethernet access to the SP through a dedicated, 10/100/1000BASE-T management port (NET MGT) and optionally through one of the host Ethernet ports (sideband management).

  • Support for remote KVMS (keyboard, video, mouse, and storage) over IP.

Power supplies
Two hot-swappable and redundant 1000W power supplies.
Cooling Fans
Four 80-mm, hot-swappable fan modules. Each fan module contains two counter-rotating fan pairs. Each power supply has its own cooling fans.
Operating system
Exadata preinstalled operating system (OS) image located on NVMe drives 0 and 1.