Oracle Database on Oracle Linux 6.1…


I mentioned the day before Open World I put a Virtual RAC on Oracle Linux 6.1 article live. Although the procedure was complete, some of the screen shots were from an old article as I didn’t have time to redo them before my flight. :) I’ve just run through the procedure again and taken new screen shots. As a result, I’ve allowed the article to display on the front page of the website, which is why you will see it listed as a new article there.

This kinda rounds out the whole Oracle on 6.1 stuff as there has been a single instance installation guide out forĀ ages and more recently the Cloud Control installation, which references it.

Remember, it’s still not certified yet, but it’s coming.



Update: It’s finally certified. See here.

Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Oracle Linux 6.1 using VirtualBox…


It’s all a bit last minute, but today I decided to do an Oracle 11gR2 ( RAC installation on Oracle Linux 6.1 using VirtualBox. The patch has fixed all of the installation issues related to RAC on OL6.1, so it was pretty smooth. The procedure can be seen here.

As noted in the article, the screen shots of the GI and DB installers are from an article. I’ll update these screen shots when I get back from OpenWorld. Like I said, it was all a bit last minute. :) Normally I wouldn’t put an article like this live (and you can see it’s not on the homepage yet), but I get lots of questions about this subject, so I thought I would make it available to make my life easier.



PS. There is no suitable oracle-validated package available for this at the moment, so the prerequisites have to be done manually.