10g RAC on Linux…


I spent the Bank Holiday weekend playing with 10g RAC on Linux. I don’t have a FireWire disk, and I didn’t want to destroy my NAS, so I decided to user VMware Server to fake it. That process resulted in this:

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 ( RAC Installation On CentOS 4 Using VMware Server

It’s got about 100 screen shots, so it’s a bit on the large side πŸ™‚

I’ve been using RAC (9i and 10g) on Tru64 for a few years, but until this weekend I had never installed it on any other operating system. Suffice to say, the process is almost identical.

I suppose I should repeat the exercise on Windows 2003, but I’m not sure I can be bothered. Windows is such a drag πŸ™‚



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

5 thoughts on “10g RAC on Linux…”

  1. Hi sir
    Excellent article.This is the 1st time,I have actually seen a RAC installation.I hope it is going to be very much helpful(as soon as I am going to have proper h/w).
    Very silly doubt about it:
    The CRS/RAC installation is in the same db cd that 1 gets from OTN?
    really helpful!

  2. Hi.

    The CRS, or Clusterware as it is now known, is on the Clusterware CD, not the regular Database CD. It’s all on the Database download page though.



  3. Hi, I am just wondering if you have tried to install Oracle XE on CentOS 4.*? Me and my DBA both tried at home, and we ran into the same problem. The installation was smooth, and we could login to the admin webpage as system. When we restarted the computer, CentOS froze right after checking the swap memory. I have been asking this question all over the place. No answer so far πŸ™


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