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Re: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 14:00:13 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Ken, Well, if you're up to writing a little code to monitor those applications, it sure might. Oracle Clusterware doesn't have the off-the-shelf agents for monitoring the applications you mentioned, but it has a simple, open API that you can employ to start, stop, and monitor your application similar to what Veritas VCS would do. I don't work for Oracle and it doesn't matter to me either way. I just run across a lot of customers that don't know about Clusterware's capability in this area, so I thought I'd mention it. If you have truly complex needs and want a GUI to manage all the services and their interrelationships, then VCS is a fine choice (OEM's interface to Clusterware doesn't exist as far as I know, but I could be wrong). Dan ----- Original Message ---- From: "" <> To:; Cc: Dan Norris <> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 3:44:29 PM Subject: Re: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC Dan, thanks for the feedback. We're trying to protect more than just the Oracle DB. While CRS and Dataguard work well to provide HA, it doesn't take into account the Siebel, IIS, etc installs that form the entire application stack. With this solution, we're hoping to lower the TCO in the event of a disaster. Ken -------------- Original message -------------- From: Dan Norris <> I have used the SFOR previously, but not on the current versions and not with 10g DB. I had no problems with the SFOR software. If I were implementing a cluster today with 10g, I wouldn't use any non-Oracle clusterware. Instead, I'd just use Oracle Clusterware as it provides all the HA you'll need for the DB. Maybe you have other reasons for using SFOR...I hope you do because I couldn't justify the investment given the current architecture. Others have posted similarly on this list and in OTN forums as well. Dan ----- Original Message ---- From: Ken Nguyen <> To: Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 4:46:05 AM Subject: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple;text-decoration:underline;} span.EmailStyle17 {font-family:Arial;color:windowtext;} _filtered {margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {} --> We˘re looking to implement Symantec Storage Foundation HA for Oracle RAC to offer HA for our Oracle 10g RAC on RHEL. Oracle has fully certified most of the components within this Symantec solution, except for the automatic failover piece (GCO). This component is certified on all platforms except for Red Hat, could have something to do with Oracle˘s OEL initiative. Is anyone using this or any other Symantec SF products without any issues? Ken

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