I have performed the following install of a Solman 7.1 with Oracle DB on two hosts-
The first host is:
Solaris Sparc T4 with T4 CMT processors at 2848 MHz
The second host is:
Memory:20 GB reserved and limited to 24 GB
Processor: Intel Xeon X5650 2.67 GHz / Limited to 8 virtual CPU=4 hyperthreaded cores
I would have expected the faster machine to be the Solaris box as it has more power.
The results are:
1. SLES install time: 3.5 hours
2. Solaris without zfs snapshots during the install: 6.5 hours
3. Solaris with hourly zfs snapshot during the install: 7 hours
Would you know why the installation times are so different?
Thanks in advance for your answers.