Oracle Exadata System Software User's Guide describes how to initialize and administer Oracle Exadata System Software. This guide describes the Oracle Exadata System Software product and its components, as well as Oracle Exadata System Software administrative and deployment procedures. This preface contains the following topics:


Oracle Exadata System Software User's Guide is intended for Oracle Database and storage administrators who perform the following tasks:

  • Configure Oracle Exadata System Software

  • Manage Oracle Exadata System Software

  • Troubleshoot Oracle Exadata System Software

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