Reference Architecture:
Oracle RAC with Extended Clusters on Nutanix ABS

Nutanix delivers high availability and great performance for your Oracle RAC with extended clusters deployment

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform provides a complete datacenter infrastructure solution for Oracle databases. Whether you are virtualizing critical or tier-1 Oracle databases or situating them on bare metal, Nutanix solutions bring the predictable performance, scalability, and cost benefits of web-scale architecture to your database environments.

This reference architecture covers the functional design of an Oracle RAC database on extended clusters running on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform using Acropolis Block Services (ABS). The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform allows you to run this setup alongside other Oracle databases or application workloads, thereby doing away with the complexity and expense of siloed resources.

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  • Excellent linear scaling.
  • Great random read/write and sequential storage performance.
  • Fast recovery from a site failure even when the datacenter is in more than one site.