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RE: Oracle 10g RAC on AIX 5.3

From: Goulet, Dick <>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:26:06 -0500
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            That was how I read the documents, course how ASM shares the database files to the other nodes is a question I haven't figured out, not to mention the OCS voting disks.  

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[] On Behalf Of Jason Heinrich Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 2:48 PM
To: Goulet, Dick
Subject: Re: Oracle 10g RAC on AIX 5.3  

Last I checked, Oracle does not provide OCFS for AIX, so if the client needs a clustered file system, GPFS would be the way to go. Whether or not they need it depends on what they want to do. You could install the Oracle software on each node and use ASM for the database storage. However, if you want a shared ORACLE_HOME or a shared non-ASM logging location, you'll need the clustered file system.

On 12/10/07, Goulet, Dick < > wrote:

Guys & Gals,  

            I've done Oracle RAC install on Linux before, but noiw I'm being asked to do so on AIX 5.3 and I seem to be getting mixed signals from Oracle. The client originally wants to install AIX 5.3 with GPFS, but now to save a buck has decided not to install GPFS, but to instead use OCFS. On the other hand the Oracle docs are telling me that a clustered file system is only needed for the Oracle binaries. So the question, do we need OCFS, or GPFS, or neither, or both?? Anyone really know??    

Jason Heinrich 

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