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Re: Consolidating Servers

From: Tim Gorman <>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 11:09:30 -0800
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Don't mix missions. Consolidating to the same server is one thing. Consolidating to the same version of software is another thing entirely.

Your boss's goal is to reduce the number of CPUs, not the number of databases or ORACLE_HOMEs. Get his/her primary mission done first (i.e. Reduce number of CPUs to license), then consider consolidating databases or versions. So, I'd recommend copying entire directory structures to the remaining servers, each under different OS accounts/groups.

My $0.02...


on 8/6/03 11:29 AM, Eberhard, Jeff at wrote:

> Just got out of a meeting with my manager. He had just finished meeting
> with our Oracle rep and has finally figured out that we don't have enough
> licenses (I've always asked him what we have and he's never shared it with
> me,
> always just "I've gotten it taken care of"). We have 80 and with our
> current/potential configuration we are going to need 300.
> Anyways, to save money he decides that we need to take our databases and
> consolidate them to two or three servers (from 7). Most of the database are
> fairly
> small (100-300Meg) so shouldn't be too bad. Actually it should be pretty
> fun
> (if I didn't already have 5 full-time jobs to do).
> Anyone had to do the same thing? What are some concerns? Should I shoot
> for
> the moon and upgrade them all to 9i at the same time or have several
> versions
> (7.3, 8.0, 8.1.7) on the same server? Any comments would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jeff

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