Re: Oracle Taining Hardware for 5+ people

From: Sanjay Mishra <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:32:18 -0700 (PDT)
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Thanks Robert for the Link as it will surely help in understandbing the concept with Vmware. It is not showing hardware specification and even I goodle few links which shows one environment setup and so want to get the help so that 5 User can work at the same time. If there is any particular Hardware Vendoe is choosed and has no. and types of  NIC/HBA/Switch along with Shared Storage name/Vendor, then it will surely help. I work with RAC but all of those are setup by SA's and never get the chance to look the hardware in details.


From: Robert Freeman <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:19:00 PM
Subject: Re: Oracle Taining Hardware for 5+ people

I'm all for keeping things as simple as possible. In that light you might want to consider Tim Hall's configuration for Oracle/RAC on his web site:

You could do individual installs on laptops (need at least 4gb of memory in my experience here) or on a good server class system or two with individual VM's. I'd want individual RAC VM's for each student if you are teaching administration kinds of topics so they will not be stepping on each other.

Just a thought.... VMMV....


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----- Original Message ----
From: sundar mahadevan <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:41:58 AM
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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