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Re: RAC in NAS

From: Yavor Ivanov <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:57:47 +0300
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	They are planning on 10g Release 2 (
	In fact, the IBM guys advised them to take SAN for RAC, not NAS, but the custumer insisted on "the latest, the best, the most expensive, cutting edge technology". The same is for the Oracle release - they take EE and never ask if Standard Edition is fine for them.


On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:25:07 +0300, Nuno Souto <> wrote:

> Yavor Ivanov wrote,on my timestamp of 26/07/2006 10:09 PM:
>> I had a call from a custumer, who bought 2 IBM servers with x64 (4 Xeon64 CPUs per node)
> > architectures and NAS, seeking for RAC solution on Windows.
> > Unfortunately, they did not ask anyone before bying the hardware and now they
> have this so
> > expensive hardware which is not supported for RAC on Windows.
> > Oracle RAC supports only SAN on Windows. So sad.
> No, not sad. It's what Oracle supports. At most, it's terminally stupid for
> the customer to go out and buy hardware without checking first. But
> then again, IBM would never ask them to check firstt, selling comes before
> all that?...
>> So I was wondering, if anyone of you tried running RAC on Linux with NAS?
> > Is it running, and is it supported? Unfortunltely I could not find
> > hard statement is it working solution (and for Windows it is
> > written that it does NOT work:
> >
> > certify/tech_generic_window.html ).
> Haven't yet tried RAC on Linux with anything. Having enough trouble
> here making vanilla 9ir2 work fine with ASSM and LOBs in Linux
> dedicated. Let alone RAC! But that's another story: for those
> with access to Metaclick, seek out the list of bug fixes planned
> for, then read on the ASSM and LOB bug references there.
> Yes, Virginia: we've just hit every single one of them!
> Fun and games...
> I don't think NAS is supported for RAC on Linux. However, I'll stand
> corrected if anyone knows different. As well, it might help if you give
> us a hint on which versions of Oracle and Linux the customer is
> planning to run? Or is that pre-determined already by
> "oh-so-knowledgeable" IBM?

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