Major Transportation Services Company in Texas Modernizes with ODA

Project Overview

Headquarters: Dallas

Industry: Transportation


  • Oracle ODA
  • Golden Gate
  • Active Data Guard

Viscosity’s training focuses on unlocking the ODA as an engineered system. Our training focuses on the integrated package of software, compute, networking, and storage that is optimized specifically for performance and scale of Oracle databases.



A major company that provides transportation services for the Dallas, Texas metroplex and its 12 surrounding cities. With its modern public transit and facilities the customer made the decision to begin the process of replacing their legacy HP-UX servers and re-platforming onto two Oracle Database Appliance X7-2-HA (ODA) with RAC and Active Data Guard.

The customer leveraged Viscosity North America (Viscosity) as a strategic partner for their team of world class architects and expertise for an on-site one week or two week training for their DBA team.


Viscosity ODA Training Deliverables

  • Upgrading to Oracle Database 18c and unleashing the value of Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC)
  • Unleashing Viscosity’s integrated software around the ODA
  • Unleashing Viscosity automated provisioning on the ODA
  • Prepare for Oracle Database installation and deployment
  • Use Oracle Appliance Configuration Manager
  • Power on the system for the first time and define network options
  • Configure Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
  • Validate current the Oracle Appliance Manager software version and re-image Operating System
  • Installing the latest Oracle Database Appliance Patch-Set Bundle
  • Installing the latest Oracle Database Appliance End-User Bundle for bare metal deployments
  • Network Configuration
  • Security Administration
  • System resource tuning and network tuning
  • System Monitoring
  • System Logging
  • Validate platform deployments
  • Perform Oracle Database Appliance post installation tasks
  • Oracle Real Application Cluster Fundamental on ODA
  • Validate Seamless Application Failover with Oracle Data Guard
  • OEM Fundamental on ODA
  • Creating and Managing Databases on ODA
  • Review and Recommend Backup & Recovery Operations on ODA
  • Managing Storage on ODA
  • Managing Network Configurations on ODA
  • Review of ODACLI Commands to Manage ODA Infrastructure
  • ODA hardware (system and storage)
  • Oracle ODA Linux
  • System Configuration 
  • Oracle Linux package management
  • Ksplice
  • Kernel Module Configuration
  • User and Group Administration
  • Storage Administration

Other Viscosity North America Specialized Services Include:


  • License and Asset Management Services
  • Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Data Guard / ASM
  • GoldenGate / Shareplex
  • Database Performance Tuning
  • Database Managed Services
  • Database Upgrades with Zero Downtime and Zero Risk
  • E-Business Suite Administration and Upgrades
  • Exadata
  • Exadata Managed Services
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data (Cloudera with Hadoop and NoSQL)
  • Consolidation


Why Choose Us


Viscosity North America was founded by industry and authored experts with backgrounds in Oracle, Hadoop, VMware, and Informatica. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Viscosity is known as the “Trusted Advisors”, specializing in the delivery of full stack solutions and resolving complex data challenges. Their vast experience in verticals such as Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Finance, and Retail, provides their customers with insight into what is driving IT complexity. Viscosity offers solution services in the areas of Cloud implementation and Integration, Big Data, Analytics, Mobility, Engineered systems, Middleware, and Enterprise apps, as well as solutions in full stack health checks, license assessments, and custom application development. Contact us to learn more about how you can maintain and maximize your investments.

Viscosity was formed by former Oracle employees each of which worked in various capacities within Oracle Corporation. These capacities include Oracle Database, RAC Development, Oracle Consulting and Oracle Technical Architects, Design and Performance Tuning experts. Viscosity’s Oracle Center of Expertise has developed best practices and tight partner relationships to implement world-class solutions. Our vast experience and intellectual property give customers insight into what is driving IT complexity. We can deliver a set of practical executable plans for simplifying IT infrastructure, helping reduce operating costs while freeing up resources for new business initiatives.