Re: Windows 2003 + Cluster + Oracle Failsafe

From: Yechiel Adar <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:41:15 +0300
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When using Oracle Fail Safe you need two vip. One for the cluster and one for Oracle.
It is done on the DNS level.

I think you need an extra vip only for oracle, not for any new group.

Adar Yechiel
Rechovot, Israel wrote:
> I'm going through a tutorial on Oracle FailSafe and clustering and I've
> noticed a couple of things that have me confused.
> 1.) I have 1 group currently (testing purposes) called "Cluster Group"
> that contains the Cluster IP Address, Cluster Name, Oracle Services for
> MSCS, quorum disk, and physical disks. Apparently I CANNOT add a
> database to this group (it appears to be disallowed)?
> So, I add another group which will allow me to add a database. However,
> this new group needs a virtual host name and ip address. So it appears
> that I need 1 virtual address for the cluster itself, and another
> virtual address for any other group? How do I add useable virtual
> hosts/addresses? I assume this is done at the DNS server level? Or can
> I do this throught the Microsoft Cluster Administrator by selecting
> "Configure Application" -> "Create a new virtual server"?
> 2.) Since each new group needs a virtual address (and not the cluster
> address itself), we'll have to use any new virtual addresses in our
> tnsnames files (instead of the cluster address)? Does that sound right?
> Chris Taylor
> Sr. Oracle DBA
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> Nashville, TN 37205
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