Re: How to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare?
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:08:39 -0500
I've done quite a bit of this and it definitely is possible and not too hard using the params D'Hooge pointed out. One thing that I've seen trip a lot of people up is if the drives don't have the same device names across the cluster. You'd want to make absolutely sure that the storage configurations in the two VMX files (including bus location - i.e. SCSI 1:1) are exactly the same. I usually just clone the first VM to make sure that they match. (See Lab 2 in the RAC Attack handbook at http://ardentperf.com/pub/schneider-RAC11g-lab.pdf )
Andrew Kerber wrote:
> I never managed to successfully share drives that way on vmware
> workstation. However, when I created a third vm, running openfiler, I
> was able to share iscsi virtual drives from that. This was a more
> realistic approach anyway.
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:52 AM, D'Hooge Freek <Freek.DHooge_at_uptime.be
> <mailto:Freek.DHooge_at_uptime.be>> wrote:
> When I did some testing with rac and vmware workstation, I had to
> add the following lines to my vmx file:
> disk.locking = "FALSE"
> diskLib.dataCacheMaxSize = "0"
> diskLib.dataCacheMaxReadAheadSize = "0"
> diskLib.dataCacheMinReadAheadSize = "0"
> diskLib.dataCachePageSize = "4096"
> diskLib.maxUnsyncedWrites = "0"
> Freek D'Hooge
> Oracle Database Administrator
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> Subject: How to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare?
> I'm trying to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare.
> But getting the following error.
> “the location /dev/sdb1, entered for the oracle cluster registry
> (ocr) is not shared across all the nodes in the cluster….”.
> I checked the ownership and permissions are correct. And also
> zeroed the /dev/sdb1.
> If you know any solution, or any reference for installing Oracle
> 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare will be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
-- Jeremy Schneider Chicago, IL http://www.ardentperf.com -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Thu Sep 17 2009 - 08:08:39 CDT