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

From: Milen Kulev <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:25:54 +0200
Message-ID: <007301ca37a2$c8660800$59321800$_at_net>

Hallo Andrew,

this is also my experience. The last VMWare Workstation version, on that I was able to install shared disk was 4.5.

On my Lenovo T60, with 3GB RAM, I can get only 2 VMWare WS running somehow acceptably. The third VM (openfiler 2.3)

is just creeping and the laptop is swapping. In this setup (2 Linux VM + Openfiler VM) I am getting ~ 1-2 MB/sec read/write throughput (from VM to VM ). The alternative with shared disk is much more acceptable (id the hardware is inadequate).  

HTH. Milen  

From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber
Sent: Donnerstag, 17. September 2009 15:53 To: dave
Cc:;; 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

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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