Re: Historic interest-which cluster software did you use in 9i RAC?
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:10:50 +0100
For AIX I have seen HACMP with 9iRAC. In Sun Veritas Cluster mostly. HP-UX Serviceguard.
I still see customers using third party clustering software in 10g because they need CFS, many database uses utl_file and some sites dont allow NFS for this purpose. Also some customers need some staging area for external tables and relies on CFS as well.
-- LSC On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM, Martin Bach <development_at_the-playground.de>wrote:Received on Fri Feb 26 2010 - 12:10:50 CST
> Dear listers,
> my first contact with RAC was with Oracle 10.1.0.3. It had all the bells
> and whistles for deployment out of the box already, especially since my
> platform of choice was Linux. There simply was no need to look for third
> party clusterware or clustered file systems that I possibly couldn't get my
> hands on anyway.
> I participated in some serious load testing carried out in Montpellier, but
> purely from a database point of view-if memory serves me right then the
> infrastructure was p-Series AIX 5.3 with HACMP and GPFS... Not that I have
> seen it though :(
> So here's my question-how did you deploy RAC (don't care about the
> platform) in the 9i days? Which software did you use to provide all the
> services we take for granted with Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure?
> Or even more interestingly-who out there is still using additional cluster
> software for RAC? And which additional benefit do you get that your platform
> doesn't provide?
> Thanks all in advance for sharing!
> Martin Bach
> OCM 10g