(ToDo: Introduction)

Lab 1 – Get started:

Here you will set up your test environment for ZFSAttack.
We will guide through the installation of oracle virtualBox as well as the initial setup of an ZFS Appliance.

Part1
– Download and install oracle virtualBox, to get the virtual machines running.
– Download the virtualBox images
Part2
– Import the virtual ZFS Appliance machine into virtualBox
– Do an initial configuration of the Appliance
Part3
– Import the client database machine into virtualBox

Time needed for this lab: about 45 – 60 minutes

Lab 2 – Snapshot and Cloning

This lab will cover some of the basic features of ZFS.
You will take ZFS snapshots, recover lost data and clone complete filesystems.

Part1
– Set up a filesystem on the Appliance, share it via nfs
– mount the filesystem on the client machine
Part2
– Take a ZFS snapshot and retrieve some lost data using ZFS rollback
Part3
– Use ZFS cloning to clone a complete filesystem

Time needed for this lab: about 45 – 60 minutes

Lab 3 – Replicating data between two Appliances

In this lab, you will use data replication to backup and restore your precious data.

Part1
– Prepare the zfs appliance for replication
– Setup replication service
Part2
– Create a share and replicate data
Part3
– Use replication to recover from data loss

Lab 4 – Hybrid Columnar Compression

In this lab, we will cover the hcc feature from oracle databases. Originally, this was only working on exadata machines, but since oracle 11.2.0.3, it also supports ZFS Storages.

Part1
– Install and update an oracle database
Part2
– Prepare the database and the Storage to use hcc
Part3
– Use hcc and see its benefits

Lab 5 – Analytics

The last lab is all about the monitoring features of the ZFS Appliance.

Part1
– View some basic statistics
Part2
– Create some workload and monitor the performance

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