Oracle Applications on Cisco UCS

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Oracle Applications on Cisco UCS offer users a scalable, high-performance computing platform for running all Oracle solutions.

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Cohesive, Highly Secure Architecture

The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) offers a scalable, high-performance computing platform for running all Oracle databases and applications. Oracle Applications on Cisco UCS architecture give you built-in reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). This helps to ensure nonstop access to important applications and data at a lower total cost of ownership.

Cisco networking technology has been accelerating and strengthening security on Oracle solutions for decades. Cisco UCS extends these benefits with the addition of a high-performance x86 platform optimized for Oracle solutions. This proven combination:

  • Simplifies deployment of Oracle applications and databases
  • Improves Oracle application and database performance
  • Accelerates new implementations and upgrades
  • Enhances operational flexibility, security, and efficiency

Consistent, Integrated Infrastructure

Cisco UCS is an innovative new architecture that combines high-performance servers, high-speed networking, storage access, and virtualization. The combination of Oracle database clustering, Cisco UCS, and Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel Predictive Fault Management helps to ensure high availability for all Oracle solutions.

Automatically configured through unified, profile-based management, Cisco UCS helps your IT department:

  • Simplify the infrastructure
  • Virtualize applications
  • Improve business agility
  • Increase efficiency
  • Gain a single point of management


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Oracle Performance on Cisco UCS

The intelligent combination of Cisco computing solutions and Oracle software led to world record benchmarks for Fusion Middleware, E-Business Suite, WebLogic Server, and more. Customers running Oracle infrastructure (Database or Applications) offer both business and technical benefits that improve competitiveness through:

  • Better performance and response times
  • Shorter deployment times
  • Easier management
  • Workload agility
  • High availability

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The latest prevalidated Oracle FlexPod solutions from Cisco and NetApp, with an Intel Xeon processor, can provide:

  • Faster database and application deployments
  • Flexible configurations
  • Simpler infrastructure management

These Cisco and NetApp solutions supports:

  • Oracle RAC on FlexPod with Oracle Linux
  • Oracle RAC on FlexPod with Oracle VM
  • Oracle JD Edwards on FlexPod with Oracle Linux

You get greater Oracle scalability and performance, and the flexibility to accommodate different workloads and use cases. The following table outlines some of the benefits.

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Converged Infrastructure Increasing data center complexity and speed of business demands have led IT executives to seek complete solutions for their IT infrastructure.
Reduced risk Most Oracle databases and applications are mission-critical to an organization. Reducing risk from software changes and hardware upgrades is essential.
Rapid deployment Decreasing budgets and reduced staffing make efficient deployment of new hardware and software critical to meet the accelerating rates of business change.
Improved flexibility and scalability Rapidly growing and seasonal workloads require the ability to quickly add capacity and move resources to meet demand.
Proven and supported solution Prevalidation of complex multivendor hardware and software solutions is essential, as are formal support agreements and processes.

FlexPod essentially eliminates the need for you to spend time designing a system for your applications and then test and validate that configuration. Because it has been extensively tested by Cisco and NetApp, FlexPod also reduces the risk of problems and failures.

Discover how easy it is to support your Oracle database or applications on FlexPod, thanks to the cooperative support arrangement between Oracle, Cisco, and NetApp. You now have a choice in engineered systems for Oracle.

Oracle Integration, Validation, and Certification

Learn how Oracle applications are integrated, validated, and certified with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS):

Oracle Validated Configurations with Cisco UCS

Cisco UCS is certified for Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Microsoft Windows. All Oracle applications, middleware, and management software are certified to run on Cisco UCS.

Oracle itself has no certification program for applications, middleware, and management software. Oracle ports its code and tests to individual OS and versions. Any server device or system that the OS vendors test, certify, and post to their hardware compatibility list is considered certified to run Oracle software.

The following table lists applicable servers, OS, and software.
Server Model Operating System Oracle Software
Cisco Unified Computing System with two Cisco UCS B200 M1 Blade Servers Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 x86-64 Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (
  Oracle VM Server 2.2 Oracle Database
  Oracle VM Server 2.1.5 x86 and x86-64, and Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.3 x86-64 Oracle Database
Cisco UCS B440 M1 High-Performance Blade Server Oracle Solaris -
Cisco UCS B200 M2 Blade Server Oracle Solaris -
Cisco UCS B250 M2 Extended Memory Blade Server Oracle Solaris -

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Fast Access to Business Data

Cisco UCS provides a high-performance platform, built on a balanced architecture that features unified fabric, Intel Xeon processors, and large memory capacity. As a result it has set new world-record benchmarks running Oracle databases and applications.

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