Re: Creating single instance database on Linux with Oracle clusterware

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:20:41 -0500
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I don't think there's any reason that a shared OH *shouldn't* work--we never tried. That said, I personally don't feel that there's very much overhead with using local OHs since the installer installs all 6 nodes from a single session. When it's time to patch, I do a new OH, patch it up to whatever level we want/need, migrate DBs to use the new OH and eventually deinstall the previous OH after all DBs are migrated. That's been working well for us as we support 15+ DBs in our 6-node cluster.

Good luck!


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Maureen English <>wrote:

> Dan,
> Everything is the same, except that we don't have 'locally-installed OHs'.
> The OH is on a shared filesystem. However, when we moved it to a local
> filesystem, my problem went away.
> I've found a number of Metalink notes that discuss problems related to
> the shared file system, so we're looking into other options, mainly just
> what you have...locally-installed ORACLE_HOMEs on each node.
> Thanks.
> - Maureen

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