Listing Exadata storage cells and their configuration info from V$CELL_CONFIG

Tanel Poder

2013/03/21

If you attended my Exadata hacking session today, you saw me using the cellver.sql script which lists some basic configuration info about the currently connected storage cells:

SQL> @exadata/cellver
Show Exadata cell versions from V$CELL_CONFIG....

CELLNAME             CELLSRV_VERSION      FLASH_CACHE_MODE     CPU_COUNT  UPTIME               KERNEL_VERSION                 MAKE_MODEL
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- ------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------
192.168.12.10        11.2.3.2.1           WriteBack            24         8 days, 2:07         2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek         Oracle Corporation SUN FIRE X4270 M2 SERVER SAS
192.168.12.11        11.2.3.2.1           WriteBack            24         8 days, 2:06         2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek         Oracle Corporation SUN FIRE X4270 M2 SERVER SAS
192.168.12.8         11.2.3.2.1           WriteBack            24         8 days, 2:06         2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek         Oracle Corporation SUN FIRE X4270 M2 SERVER SAS
192.168.12.9         11.2.3.2.1           WriteBack            24         8 days, 2:06         2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek         Oracle Corporation SUN FIRE X4270 M2 SERVER SAS

The output is pretty self-explanatory. One thing to note is that the CPU_COUNT is not the number of CPU cores, but just the number of “virtual” CPU threads presented to the OS, in this case 24 threads over 12 cores.

The script itself is simple, just extracting some XML values from the “CELL” type config records:

SQL> l
  1  SELECT
  2      cellname cv_cellname
  3    , CAST(extract(xmltype(confval), '/cli-output/cell/releaseVersion/text()') AS VARCHAR2(20))  cv_cellVersion
  4    , CAST(extract(xmltype(confval), '/cli-output/cell/flashCacheMode/text()') AS VARCHAR2(20))  cv_flashcachemode
  5    , CAST(extract(xmltype(confval), '/cli-output/cell/cpuCount/text()')       AS VARCHAR2(10))  cpu_count
  6    , CAST(extract(xmltype(confval), '/cli-output/cell/upTime/text()')         AS VARCHAR2(20))  uptime
  7    , CAST(extract(xmltype(confval), '/cli-output/cell/kernelVersion/text()')  AS VARCHAR2(30))  kernel_version
  8    , CAST(extract(xmltype(confval), '/cli-output/cell/makeModel/text()')      AS VARCHAR2(50))  make_model
  9  FROM
 10      v$cell_config  -- gv$ isn't needed, all cells should be visible in all instances
 11  WHERE
 12      conftype = 'CELL'
 13  ORDER BY
 14*     cv_cellname

I will add some more scripts to the exadata directory over the coming days.

Enjoy! :)

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