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oracle is...... [message #74806] Sun, 24 March 2002 21:33 Go to next message
ashraf
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Registered: January 2002
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Hello every one...the reason I am asking you my question is because all the oracle dealers in my country and even in the region can not answer this silly question.
we have 2 servers dell 1550 with Intel processors and 2 nic each and win2000 advanced server installed and we have a NAS (dell powervault 750N) as a shared storage for our net work the 2 nodes and the nas are connected to a switch (ethernet) we need to install oracle rac, what kind of changes to our hardware we need to make is it necessary to replace the NAS with a SCSI RAID controller, what dose oracle cluster means (hardware wise), what is the relation between microsoft cluster and oracle cluster ,
Re: oracle is...... [message #74809 is a reply to message #74806] Tue, 16 April 2002 06:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Pritzkow
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Registered: April 2002
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You cannot use NAS with RAC because clustering does not work over network file systems. You need either a SAN-config or physically connected disks/array.

You might want to use one nic in each server for a private network so the servers can communicate freely (Fast or GBit Ethernet)
Re: oracle is...... [message #74811 is a reply to message #74806] Wed, 24 April 2002 23:09 Go to previous message
Mohammad Shaikh
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Registered: April 2002
Junior Member
Hi Ashraf
I hope this will be helpful.
Here you will find a certified configuration of a dell product with 9i RAC

Server: Dell PowerEdge 6450
CPUs - IntelŪ PentiumŪ III XeonTM processors at 700MHz or 900MHz

CPU L2 Cache - 2MB Cache

Memory - Minimum of 1GB ECC SDRAM

System Disks - 2 x 36GB, RAID 1 configuration

Primary Controller - PERC3/DC, 1 internal and 1 external channel

Network Interface Cards (NIC) - Onboard 10/100 NIC

Cluster NIC - Intel Copper Gigabit NIC 1000XT

Removable Media - Bootable 24X (or faster) IDE CD-ROM drive
Server-to-Server Interconnect
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Network Hub or Switch - 1 Dell PowerConnect 5012 for US and Canada (for other regions, 3Com 3C16468 - Superstack 3 Baseline 10/100/1000 Switch 6 Port)

Shared Storage
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Fibre Channel Storage subsystem - Dell | EMC FC4700

FC Switch - Dell | EMC 51F or 56F

Host Bus Adapter - optical Emulex 66MHz
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