Re: Oracle on Windows vs Solaris or Linux ?

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 21:05:40 -0700
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F wrote:
> Does Oracle RAC on windows have any issues as opposed to say Oracle on
> Solaris or Linux ?
> We are using Oracle 10g
> Thanks

All of my experiences with RAC on Windows have been negative.

Not necessarily because Windows can't perform as well as Linux or Solaris but definitely because Windows Admins can not perform as well as *NIX admins.

Stick with *NIX until such time as you can find a Windows Admin that can do the job outside the GUI.

One example of RAC on Windows that seems common is that the typical sub-second to 2 second fail-overs we typically see with Oracle and RedHat Linux can be 20-25 second failovers when on the same hardware configured with Windows AS 2003.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Mar 09 2008 - 23:05:40 CDT

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