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When does a Fast-Start Failover (FSFO) with the observer happen?

When does a Fast-Start Failover (FSFO) with the observer happen?

Often asked, well documented but a summary is always good. What are the conditions for the Observer to trigger a fast-start Failover and where do we have to place the observers? As with 19c, you might have noticed that there are less white papers published and however a pdf is easy to read, it is difficult to maintain. The world is evolving rapidly and we want to be able to provide the best and most accurate information regarding best practices…

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A heads up for my bad memory

A heads up for my bad memory

Gotcha! This post is not about memory settings at all, but a quick heads up. If you are dealing with several generations of exadata’s and you like ironhugging them as much as I do, sometimes things can get confusing. The X7 exadata has changed a bit so when you use them, it’s nice to do things right. Only way to do it right is check it, double check it and verify. One of the things which is always in my…

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Documentation bug in ovm for Exadata

Documentation bug in ovm for Exadata

A while ago a customer gave me a heads up about the “bug” concerning the default passwords for root and celladmin. I was thinking a bit further and I wondered if the “documentation bug” I found while adding a new OVM in the virtualised exadata is solved. The official documentation can be found here . Then “Managing Oracle VM Domains on Oracle Exadata Database Machine” and then “Creating Oracle RAC VM Clusters” brings you to the point I want to warn you…

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