About

I’m a pre-sales performance engineer, currently focusing on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle SuperCluster and other SPARC Platforms.

I started off my employment career as a Unix Sysadmin, after 3 years, I was presented with some Oracle databases to administer and since then I’ve had a foot in both camps.

I’m a generalist – I can do a bit of most things pretty well, but I’m not the girl to call if you need a chunk of dtrace script debugging or a problem with a complicated piece of pl/sql.

Always check the apropriate documentation to see if best practice has moved on since I wrote an article, and don’t take anything I say as authorative. There’s always more than one way to do things, and my way may not be the best.

My opinions expressed in this blog are all my own, and do not reflect those of my employer.

 

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Great page, thanks for sharing. I have a question, how can you identify a Supercluster without using: svcs or svccfg, is there any other command?, I’m looking for something such as `uname -a`, a command really quick. Thanks!

    1. Hello Daniel, unfortunately, those are the most ‘guaranteed’ way to be sure that you are logged into a SuperCluster.

      After that.. then you are looking at ‘clues’ not certainty. e.g. if the /opt/oracle.supercluster directory exists (but anyone could create one of those!)
      if there are packages in pkg list with supercluster etc.

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