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What is the best way to configure a Dell PowerEdge 2800 and a Network Appliance FAS270 for a Oracle 10g database

Would like to hear from the Experts which is the best way to configure a Dell PowerEdge 2800 and a Network Appliance FAS270 for Oracle 10g database that could end up very large.  The current plan is to use iSCSI to connect the two.
The PowerEdge 2800 currently is running Win Server 2003 and the only licenses that we have for the NetApp FAS270 are iSCSI and NFS.   Thank you very much in advance!
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The iSCSI protocol is going to have less overhead and faster performance than NFS.
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What I'm trying to figure out is where is the best place for Oracle instance to be located. On the Server or on the NetApp?  And if the NetApp is the best place how does one set that up?
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I've already been reading article after article on the pros of this and the cons of that and that's what led me here.  

I was really hoping to find an "expert" who has hands on experience on the subject that could easily answer this question.  (i.e. something along the lines of, install the oracle instance on the Server and set up ASM to store the data on the NetApp) This is pretty much what kind of answer I'm looking for only from someone who has hands on experience with doing this.  

Thanks for the answers so far though.      

       
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Possibly such expert is not online.
I will suggest to close the question and ask for refunding of points.
After that post it for second time.
Possibly this is not the best thread.
I think there are more hardware oriented threads here.
Good luck!
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To be honest with you I don't think there is a more appropriate place for this question.  It is listed in Computer Servers, Oracle Database, Storage Technology - which is exactly what it involves.  

Also, it's only been on here for a few hours so I'll wait a while to see if anyone responds.

Thanks for the suggestion though


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Sounds reasonable!
Wish you success!
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Thank you very much for the detailed response.  This is definetely the type of answer I was looking for.  

Just another quick questions though....   How do you put the Oracle Binaries on the NFS volume??  

Is it a matter of installing Oracle on the Server then moving the files to the NetApp, or can I just direct the binaries to the NetApp during the installation process?  

Thanks again!
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Also, can you recommend any specific version of Linux?    Thanks
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>How do you put the Oracle Binaries on the NFS volume??  

During installation you need to choose to install the binaries on an nfs mounted volume. Exact details can be found in the whitepapers on the netapp website.

>Also, can you recommend any specific version of Linux?  

You can use any major Linux distro, but Oracle distributes it's own Linux version that is optimized for the best results.

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Thank you very much for the direct and "to the point" responses!

I really appreciate it!



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Great Response!
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