Friday, December 10, 2010

Exalogic downloads and documentation links

Now that Exalogic has been released, the main Exalogic documentation is available at: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E18476_01/index.htm

Worth particular attention is the "Machine Owner's Guide" and the "Enterprise Deployment Guide".

The Machine Owner's Guide will give you a good idea of the machine's internal specifications as well as the unit's external dimensions, power consumption needs, cooling needs, multi-rack cabling configurations, etc.

The Enterprise Deployment Guide (EDG) will point you in the right direction if you want to install and configure the Application Grid products on Exalogic in an optimal way for performance and highly-availability.

If you are about to take shipment of Exalogic and need copies of the software, then these can be accessed from the Oracle eDelivery website, using the following steps:
  • Browse to the eDelivery site at http://edelivery.oracle.com/
  • Press "Continue" link
  • Submit the requested user info when prompted, accepting the restrictions
  • In the resulting search page, for the Product Pack field, select "Oracle Fusion Middleware", and for Platform field select "Linux x86-64"
  • In the results page, press the link for "Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 11g Media Pack"
The Exalogic downloads include:
  • Compute Node Base Image for Exalogic (parts 1 and 2) - this is the Oracle Enterprise Linux image including the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, OFED drivers for InfiniBand connectivity, and various supporting command line utilities
  • Configuration Utilities for Exalogic - this is the set of "Middleware Machine Configurator" tools, including the spreadsheet and accompanying shell scripts to help users peform the base network configuration for all the compute nodes in an Exalogic rack (a.k.a. "OneCommand")
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.4) - this is the combined WebLogic/JRockit/Coherence .bin installer for Exalogic (Linux x86-64)

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2 comments:

da_az said...

I downloaded a Vbox image off of the edelivery, after installing it directly goes to the login screen.. i tried to log in and it doesnt accept any passwords with root user. i tried oracle, welcome1, ovcroot, ovsroot..

any ideas?

RD said...

Here are some detailed steps on how to use the image from edelivery and simulate the Exalogic machine:

http://oraclemiddlewareblog.com/2012/02/13/how-to-simulate-exalogic-for-training-purposes/