Re: Advantage of ThirdParty Cluster over Oracle Supplied Free one

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:27:01 -0800 (PST)
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I'd like to add two things:
1. Many platforms require their clusterware to support their cluster filesystem. So, in many cases, if you want a cluster filesystem, you'll need their clusterware to support it. 2. Some admins object to the way that Oracle Clusterware does fencing (STONITH). I think that some of the product pitches offered by the third-party clusterware vendors pick on this point as some sort of weakness in Oracle Clusterware. Regardless of anyone's opinion, some admins choose the third-party product because of this difference.

Those plus what Niall mentioned are the only decent (well, #2 is up for debate as a "decent" reason...) reasons I've heard. The main count against using third party clusterware IMO is the additional complexity of adding more non-Oracle software to an already complex software stack.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of hrishy Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:10 PM To: Niall Litchfield
Subject: Re: Advantage of ThirdParty Cluster over Oracle Supplied Free one

Hi Niall

Well i really doubt these kind of reasons do work in Multi-Million Dollar organisations where we need to be objective in our assesment.

--- Niall Litchfield <> wrote:

> It's been around a while.
> It's general purpose.
> It can be quicker to failover etc.
> Your sysadmins may already know it well.

Received on Wed Jan 16 2008 - 12:27:01 CST

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