RE: DB Appliance

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Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:36:29 -0500
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And I may be wrong but there are clear restrictions on support and upgrades etc
There need to be specific supported versions for the appliance that can be used
That definitely to me means that till ORACLE gets their act together and they may have already (but I doubt that based on past experience) any bug fixes and one off patches will be a bit of a pain

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[] On Behalf Of ~Jeff~ Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:44 AM To:
Subject: Re: DB Appliance

hey all
We have just ruled out ODA as a replacement for a single-server, 40-odd db
setup because of:
- no support for 9i, 10g, or even 11.1

  • no support for virtualisation to run 9i
  • no support for double mirroring (instead of triple) for the extra capacity
  • ... which meant the storage capacity was a bit low for us. And no bigger storage option, yet.
  • no room or support for HBAs (but NFS mounts seemed ok)

And personally I was real keen on it until then !! The pay-as-you-go licensing was v.attractive, given the difficulty in keeping a lid on cores
and licenses when acquiring a new server.

I could see it making sense for a bigger environment that could manage to
populate it with only 11.2 instances though.

It would be great if the above caveats could be addressed, though I suppose
there's not much chance for us to see that in the next few months.



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-- Received on Wed Feb 29 2012 - 07:36:29 CST

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