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I Am Speaking at OTN Yathra 2017

The Oracle ACE directors and Oracle Volunteers  in the region are organizing their third evangelist event called ‘OTNYathra 2017’ during the month of June 2017 in a time period of 3 weeks. This yathra, managed by ACE directors and Oracle Volunteers of the region, is to travel across the country covering over six major IT focused cities (Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,  Pune, Mumbai and Gurgaon) . It aims  to bring the Oracle community together, giving them awareness and improve the level of knowledge and increase the networking opportunities in the region.

I will be speaking at this year’s OTNYathra  about “RAC server Pools: What’s new in Oracle 12c?”.

Oracle Clusterware 11g release 2 (11.2) laid the foundation of policy based cluster management by introducing  server pools as a means for specifying resource placement and administering server allocation and access. However, originally, server pools were restricted to a set of basic attributes characterizing servers as belonging to a given pool. There was no way to distinguish between types of servers; all servers were considered to be equal in relation to their processors, physical memory, and other characteristics. This can lead to  sub-optimal performance of some applications if the servers  assigned to the server pools hosting those applications do not meet the applications’ requirements.

Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c enhances the use of server pools by introducing server attributes e.g. memory, CPU_count etc. which can be associated with each server. Server pools can be configured so that their members belong to a category of servers, which share a particular set of attributes. Moreover, the administrators can maintain a library of policies and switch between them as required rather than manually reallocating servers to various server pools based on workload.

My presentation discusses in detail the new features of RAC server pools in 12c.

My session will be held on Sunday 25th June, 2017   from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm in
Room 1, Fidelity International, Unitech Cyber Park, Tower D, Sector 39, Durga Colony, Sector 39, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
Hope to meet you there!!