Re: Oracle Taining Hardware for 5+ people

From: Alex Fatkulin <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:01:52 -0400
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11GR2 documentation lists 2.5GB minimum for Grid Infrastructure plus RAC.

I was able to install it on a VMs with 2GB each but with 1.5GB the VMs were swapping like crazy (x64). If you plan on each user having it's own two node cluster to play with then every user should get at least 4GB of RAM so for ten users box you're in a ballpark of around 48GB (accounting for the OS itself and iSCSI target server).

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM, sundar mahadevan <> wrote:
> Hi Sanjay,
> I have 2 old pcs setup on my home RAC test environment. Both of them
> are 866 Mhz pentium 3 processors with 512 Mb RAM with two 10/100 Mbps
> PCI ETHERNET NICs. I use crossover cable between the nics for private
> interconnect. And for shared storage(a separate old hard disk) I use
> iscsi. My OS is OEL 5.3  Initially, I installed RAC with base version
> and later patched it to and then upgraded it to 10.1
> With 512 MB RAM, thats the max I can go. 10.2 requires minimum of 1GB
> RAM. I'm the only user using the RAC, so you might have to plan the
> load for 5-10 users.

Alex Fatkulin,
Received on Tue Sep 22 2009 - 12:01:52 CDT

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