This guide describes Oracle Exadata Database Machine for online transaction processing (OLTP) and enterprise data warehousing. It includes information about the components, restrictions and cabling.


This guide is intended for Oracle Exadata Database Machine customers and those responsible for data center site planning, configuration, and maintenance of Oracle Exadata Database Machine.


The following text conventions are used in this document:

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$ prompt

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# prompt

The pound (#) prompt indicates a command that is run as the root user.