RE: RAC newbie question

From: Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) <>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:26:25 -0400
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Are these three production databases?
Any development or staging to worry about? Does any individual database have a higher profile than the others? Does it need to be alone for political/business reasons? Do any of these databases hold a warehouse? Are any a reporting only database?

The above in my mind are reasons to separate things a little bit. Being asked these questions now seems like putting the cart before the horse. A plan should have been developed before the arrival of the equipment! LOL!! If your answer's to the above is that all things being equal, all three databases are equal to each other, then I would make one big cluster I think. You could then build it slowly - add one cluster at a time - and learn as you do.

Just my 2 cents. I'm sure someone is going to violently disagree with me.

Hope this helps.


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[] On Behalf Of Terrian, Thomas J Mr CTR DLA J6DIB
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: RAC newbie question

I am curious on your thoughts on this.......we have 3 unrelated databases and 9 boxes to put them on.

Would you recommend one 9 node cluster and put them on that one or three 3 node clusters (one for each database)?

We are looking at the pros/cons of each. Does anyone have any thought either way?


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