RE: How to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare?

From: D'Hooge Freek <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:06:28 +0200
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Actually, I have done this in vmware workstation, not server. Below you find an extract of my vmx file. It could be vmware complained about something during startup (can't remember what exactly), but I was able to configure rac on it without any problem.

disk.locking = "FALSE"

diskLib.dataCacheMaxSize = "0"
diskLib.dataCacheMaxReadAheadSize = "0"
diskLib.dataCacheMinReadAheadSize = "0"
diskLib.dataCachePageSize = "4096"
diskLib.maxUnsyncedWrites = "0"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi0.sharedBus = "VIRTUAL"
scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:1.fileName = "E:\vmware\cursus_agfa\San\asmspfile.vmdk"
scsi0:1.mode = "independent-persistent"
scsi0:1.redo = ""

scsi0:2.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:2.fileName = "E:\vmware\cursus_agfa\San\data1.vmdk"
scsi0:2.mode = "independent-persistent"
scsi0:2.redo = ""


Freek D'Hooge
Oracle Database Administrator
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From: Andrew Kerber [] Sent: donderdag 17 september 2009 15:53
To: dave
Cc: D'Hooge Freek;; Oracle List Subject: Re: How to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare?

Yes, I tried it once in VMware workstation, and it kept on telling me clustering was not supported. Which meant it would not let you share one drive between two workstations.

You can do it in vmware workstation if you set up a 3rd workstation as the NAS server. Like I said, I set it up in vmware workstation using 2 OEL workstations, and 1 openfiler workstation. Its not too hard, and gives you a much better feel for what a production RAC installtion is like.

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 8:37 AM, dave <> wrote: On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Andrew Kerber <> wrote:
> Yes, those instructions are for vmware server, not vmware workstation.
> Thats why I asked.

Sorry didn't notice that.. Pretty sure workstation doesn't support shared disks.. at least the version I used at the time I tested RAC didn't.

Andrew W. Kerber

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