Re: OT: Laptop Memory of "Oracle Lab" -- 16gb support "good enough"?

From: Justin Mungal <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:23:30 -0600
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I opted for an m6700 with 32GB of memory. That way I could run 12c RAC, 12c Cloud Control, a few stand-alone instances, and all my standard apps at the same time. The virtualized 2-node RAC and the Cloud Control VM use 14GB just on their own (4GB per node, 6GB for Cloud Control).

The laptop itself is bigger and more expensive, but that doesn't bother me much as I don't move it around very much. I just checked the Dell website and the m4800, which has a smaller form factor, supports up to 32GB of RAM.

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Larry Elkins <> wrote:

> Listers,
> Looking at buying a new laptop, and intend to use Oracle's VM and Linux to
> mimic various production scenarios, playing with things
> like RAC, Data Guard, Golden Gate, OEM 12c, etc. There was a discussion
> last January where some wished felt fine with 16gb memory,
> though some wondered if that would be enough. So, I want to revisit and
> see if those limited to 16gb found they could meet their
> needs?
> I know a lot depends on exactly what I intend to do, and what all is
> running at the same time. So just more a generic question if
> those limited to 16gb found they could do all they needed to do. There are
> many more options for laptops supporting up to 16gb
> versus those that will support up to 32gb (which also tend to be bigger,
> heavier, and more expensive).
> Regards,
> Larry G. Elkins
> Cell: 214.695.8605
> --

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