The effect of ASM redundancy/parity on read/write IOPS – SLOB test case! for Exadata and non-Exa environments 13

Last week I had a lengthy post at oracle-l that tackles Calibrate IO, Short Stroking, Stripe size, UEK kernel, and ASM redundancy effect on IOPS Exadata which you can read here
followed by interesting exchange of tweets with Kevin Closson here (see 06/21-22 tweets) which I was replying in between games at UnderwaterHockey US Nationals 2012 which we won the championship for the B division ;) I have my awesome photo with the medal here

This post will detail on the ASM redundancy/parity effect on IOPS… if… by changing the ASM redundancy (external, normal, and high) will it decrease the workload read/write IOPS or stay as is. I’ll walk you through the step by step on how I did the instrumentation + the test case itself then end with some results and observations.

Let’s get started!


IOsaturationtoolkit-v2 with Exadata IORM and AWESOME text graph 2

I’ve got a new version of IOsaturation toolkit which you can download here and it has a cool script called “smartscanloop” that shows you the Smart Scan MB/s per database across the Exadata  compute nodes.. it’s a per 2secs sample so that’s a pretty fine grained perf data and near real time text graph. Very useful for doing IORM demos and monitoring what database is currently hogging the IO resources and since it’s presented in a consolidated view you don’t have to go to each Enterprise Manager performance page and have a bunch of browser windows open.

The SECTION 1 is what I usually use to validate the IO numbers on the database side from my Orion (see oriontoolkit here) and Calibrate IO runs. I’ve been using it for quite a while on new RAC/non-RAC installations from client sites.. and I used it heavily on my R&D server while continuously enhancing the toolkit


Fast Analytics of AWR Top Events 2

I’ve been working on a lot of good schtuff lately on the area of capacity planning. And I’ve greatly improved my time to generate workload characterization visualization and analysis using my AWR scripts which I enhanced to fit on the analytics tool that I’ve been using.. and that is Tableau.

So I’ve got a couple of performance and capacity planning use case scenarios which I will blog in parts in the next few days or weeks. But before that I need to familiarize you on how I mine this valuable AWR performance data.

Let’s get started with the AWR top events, the same top events that you see in your AWR reports but presented in a time series manner across SNAP_IDs…


RMOUG 2012 training days Reply

In the next few days I’ll be at RMOUG 2012 training days! and I’ll be again presenting the topic so dear to my heart. Mining the AWR ;) I’ve updated the material with a couple of new research and findings, some of them are as follows:

  • CPU Wait (new metric in 11g Performance page)
  • Latency issues on virtualized environments

So if you are attending the RMOUG training days, stop by at my session @ room 401 Thursday 9:45 am-10:45 am

There will also be a RAC Attack at the exhibition area so that must be fun ;)