RE: Moving oracle to new platform.

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Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 15:04:54 -0400
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Our sys admin wants to do a hardware refresh essentially moving from solaris Sun Sparce 5.8, 5.9 to 5.10 (and virtualize) on Sun Sparc, (lease is up this summer on old hardware). Management has asked him to write up (cost analysis), and consider other platforms such as HU-UX, x86, AIX, ... Especially Solaris 5.10 on x86. (cost).  

Not sure if your first reaction is the same as mine.... (moving everything).  

I'll check the obvious like pre-requisites for transportable tablespaces, but there may be considerations that are not coming directly to mind that have costs... Like will all my existing tools continue to work. The down time and testing. Applications and oracle binaries need to be re-installed, Is the base software still available for the new platform for every oracle home? We have,,, and, Also Enterprise manager Grid Control, (and this would be a new IP I'm sure - groan).  

These are fairly straight forward and out of the box. Is there something in your experiences you can recall and mention?  

The general theme around here is that the amount of added work it would take would negate just about the best case scenario, or if it was close would create a huge off hours working environment. With IT being the way it is, there are a lot of single points of failure with regards to specialists here.            

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