Implementation of Exadata for a global business group

Tech Stack

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The Client

The Client

The company has offices in 42 countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and Germany with a worldwide network of R&D, “innovation labs” and “delivery centers”, and 137,000+ employees. Its customers include 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000 companies. It operates across sectors including aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, capital markets, chemical and process industries, energy and utilities, healthcare, hi-tech, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, mining and natural resources, oil and gas, retail, telecom, and travel, transportation, logistics & hospitality.

The Objective

The client needed support for the implementation, and migration of Exadata VM’s and underlying databases. We were required to migrate PROD and Non-PROD DBs from existing Exadata VMs to new Oracle Exadata X6 VMs. To follow best practices and to capitalize on the resources provided by the X6-2 system to extract optimum performance and resource utilization

The Objective

The Solution

  • Oracle Exadata X6-2 Machine initial Infrastructure review.
  • Reviewing all the old VM’s and it’s ASM disks that needs to be removed from the DB nodes as well as Cell Nodes.
  • Decommission of all the VM’s and ASM disks to release the space on the Exadata Machine.
  • Planning of new VM’s to be created on the Exadata X6-2 machine.
  • Creation of OEDA report as per the requirement of the customer.
  • Working with the Network DNS team to make suitable entries in the DNS server.
  • Validation of the OEDA report from the DNS end with check-ip script following with Validation of the OEDA report from the customer.
  • Creation and installation of new VM’s, ASM disks over the Exadata X6-2 node as per the OEDA report.
  • Installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle 12c software over Exadata X6-2 VM’s.
  • Planning Identifying the best approach to migrate the database to the new VM’s and preparing migration checklist and sharing with all the stake holders.
  • Migration of the Databases to new VM’s from old VM’s starting with Non-Prod instances and proceeding further with Production Instances.

The Outcome


  • Oracle Database Patching is applied to ensure the environment is performing well and is secure.
  • Technical training to on-site IT staff is provided to ensure the combined team is familiar with new technologies and tools.