3 Hardware Components of the Exadata Storage Expansion Rack

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack provides additional storage for Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

The additional storage can be used for backups, historical data, and unstructured data. Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Racks can be used to add space to Oracle Exadata Database Machine as follows:

  • Add new Oracle Exadata Storage Servers and grid disks to a new Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) disk group.

  • Extend existing disk groups by adding grid disks in Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack.

  • Split Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack among multiple Oracle Exadata Database Machines.

The following sections describe the components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Racks:

3.1 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X8M-2

The Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X8M-2 includes the following components:

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X8M-2 servers with:

    • 6.4 TB Flash Accelerator F640 or F640v2 PCIe cards
    • (High Capacity (HC) Storage Servers only) 14 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks
  • 36-Port Cisco Nexus 9336c Ethernet Switches

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1x 48-port Cisco Nexus 9348 (Cisco Nexus9000 C9348GC-FXP chassis) Ethernet switch

  • 102.4 TB of raw flash capacity for HC storage servers or 204.8 TB of raw flash capacity for Extreme Flash (EF) storage servers

  • 672 TB of raw capacity disks for high capacity storage servers only

(In the list above, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.)

3.2 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X8-2

The Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X8-2 includes the following components:

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X8-2 servers with 6.4 TB Flash Accelerator F640 or F640v2 PCIe cards, and, for High Capacity (HC) Storage Servers only, 14 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1x 48-port Cisco Nexus 9348 (Cisco Nexus9000 C9348GC-FXP chassis) Ethernet switch

  • 102.4 TB of raw flash capacity for HC storage servers or 204.8 TB of raw flash capacity for Extreme Flash (EF) storage servers

  • 672 TB of raw capacity disks for high capacity storage servers only

(In the list above, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.)

3.3 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X7-2

The Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X7-2 includes the following components:

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Servers with 6.4 TB Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe cards or 10 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1x 48-port Cisco Nexus 93108-1G (Cisco Nexus9000 C93108TC-EX chassis) or 9348 (Cisco Nexus9000 C9348GC-FXP chassis) Ethernet switch

  • 102.4 TB of raw flash capacity for HC storage servers or 204.8 TB of raw flash capacity for Extreme Flash (EF) storage servers

  • 480 TB of raw capacity disks for high capacity storage servers only

(In the list above, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.)

3.4 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X6-2

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X6-2 is available as a quarter rack. It includes the following components:

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X6-2 Servers with 3.2 TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 High Performance SSD or 8 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 12.8 TB of raw flash capacity for high capacity storage servers only

  • 102.4 TB of raw capacity for extreme flash drives, or 384 TB of raw capacity for high capacity disks

(In the list above, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.)

3.5 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2 is available as a quarter rack. It includes the following components:

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Servers with 1.6 TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 High Performance SSD or 8 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks (in earlier releases, the high capacity disks were 4 TB)

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 12.8 TB of raw flash capacity for high capacity storage servers only

  • 51.2 TB (expandable to 76.8 TB) raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 192 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

(In the list above, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.)

3.6 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2 is available as a full rack, half rack or quarter rack. Table 3-1 lists the components included in each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2.

In the table below, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.

Table 3-1 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2

Rack Components

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X4-2 Full Rack

  • 18 Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers with 1.2 TB 10 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 4 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 57.6 TB of raw flash capacity

  • 258 TB raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 864 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X4-2 Half Rack

  • 9 Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers with 1.2 TB 10 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 4 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 28.8 TB of raw flash capacity

  • 129 TB raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 432 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X4-2 Quarter Rack

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers with 1.2 TB 10 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 4 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 12.8 TB of raw flash capacity

  • 57 TB raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 192 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

3.7 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2 is available as a full rack, half rack or quarter rack. Table 3-2 lists the components included in each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2.

In the table below, for raw capacity, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Capacity is calculated using normal space terminology of 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.

Table 3-2 Components of Spares Kit for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2

Rack Components

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X3-2 Full Rack

  • 18 Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers with 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 28.8 TB of raw flash capacity

  • 128 TB raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 648 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X3-2 Half Rack

  • 9 Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers with 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 14.4 TB of raw flash capacity

  • 64 TB raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 324 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X3-2 Quarter Rack

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers with 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948E-F, model number WS-C4948E-F-S Ethernet switch

  • 6.4 TB of raw flash capacity

  • 28 TB raw storage capacity for high performance disks, or 144 TB raw capacity for high capacity disks

3.8 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers is available as a full rack, half rack or quarter rack. Table 3-3 lists the components included in each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers.

Table 3-3 Components of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Racks with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

Rack Components

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Full Rack

  • 18 Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers with 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks (in earlier releases, the high capacity disks were 2 TB)

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 6.75 TB high speed flash

  • Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) hardware

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDU (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948, model number WS-C4948-S Ethernet switch

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Half Rack

  • 9 Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers with 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks (in earlier releases, the high capacity disks were 2 TB)

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 3.4 TB high speed flash

  • Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) hardware

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948, model number WS-C4948-S Ethernet switch

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Quarter Rack

  • 4 Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers with 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks (in earlier releases, the high capacity disks were 2 TB)

  • 3 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36

  • 1.5 TB high speed flash

  • Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) hardware

  • 2 redundant 15 kVA PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)

  • 1 48-port Cisco Catalyst 4948, model number WS-C4948-S Ethernet switch

3.9 Spares Kit Components for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack include a spares kit.

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X8-2 and X8M-2 Spares Kit

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X8-2 and X8M-2 contains the following:

  • 1x 14 TB 7.2K RPM High Capacity SAS disk
  • 1x Flash Accelerator F640 or F640v2 PCIe card

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X7-2 Spares Kit

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X7-2 contains the following:

  • 1x 10 TB 7.2K RPM High Capacity SAS disk
  • 1x Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe card

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X6-2 Spares Kit

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X6-2 Full Rack, Half Rack, and Quarter Rack contains the following:

  • 1 x 3.2 TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 High Performance SSD or 1 x 8 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 1 x flash accelerator F320 PCIe card for high capacity storage servers only

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2 Full Rack, Half Rack, and Quarter Rack contains the following:

  • 1 x 1.6 TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 High Performance SSD or 1 x 8 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 1 x flash accelerator F160 PCIe card for high capacity storage servers only

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2 Full Rack, Half Rack, and Quarter Rack contains the following:

  • 1 x 1.2 TB 10 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 1 x 4 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

  • 1 x 800 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache card

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2 contains the following:

  • Full Rack:

    • 2 x 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 2 x 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

    • 2 x 400 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache cards

    • 6 x 3 m, and 10 x 5 m InfiniBand cables

  • Half Rack:

    • 1 x 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 1 x 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

    • 1 x 400 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache card

    • 6 x 3 m, and 10 x 5 m InfiniBand cables

  • Quarter Rack:

    • 1 x 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 1 x 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

    • 1 x 400 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache card

    • 4 x 5 m InfiniBand cables

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Oracle Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

The spares kit for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Oracle Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers contains the following:

  • Full Rack:

    • 2 x 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 2 x 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

    • 2 x 96 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache cards

    • 6 x 3 m, and 10 x 5 m InfiniBand cables

  • Half Rack:

    • 1 x 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 1 x 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

    • 1 x 96 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache cards

    • 6 x 3 m, and 10 x 5 m InfiniBand cables

  • Quarter Rack:

    • 1 x 600 GB 15 K RPM High Performance SAS disks or 1 x 3 TB 7.2 K RPM High Capacity SAS disks

    • 1 x 96 GB Exadata Smart Flash Cache cards

    • 4 x 5m InfiniBand cables