Re: Oracle Taining Hardware for 5+ people

From: Sanjay Mishra <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:25:56 -0700 (PDT)
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Thanks Sundar. As the Setup will be required for 20 people in the organization who might work in the group of 5 or so. So the environment will be rebuilt everytime. So friend i trying to check the NIC/HBA requirement mostly for RAC setup. I had never used VMWARE for such setup and so thought to check with the expert in the list. I good some idea on iscsi shared storage from yours and Alex comments. Crossover cables are not planned to be used in this setup to avoid any conflict.

So any comments/link on good hardware specification which can be used to make the order easily.


From: sundar mahadevan <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 12:41:58 PM
Subject: Re: Oracle Taining Hardware for 5+ people

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.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Sanjay Mishra <> wrote:
> Hi
> One of my friend is working on the hardware selection to setup Oracle
> Training environment for 5-10 people. He is going to use Oracle VMWARE/OEL 5
> for the setup. Does anybody has such hardware configuration that can be used
> to setup the environment which can handle 5-10 User. One of the main
> consideration is Oracle 10/11g RAC which need Shared Storage and also the
> ASM as the are using ASM for all Oracle environment. So Keeping RAC and ASM
> in mind. I appreciate if somebody can share his experience like Network
> Card/HBA/Switches and Storage. His budget is around 15-20K.
> Sanjay

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