Re: RAC or Large SMP...?

From: Bob Jones <email_at_me.not>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:12:36 -0500
Message-ID: <zdwHk.3145$>

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>> Ok, just be aware though, if you don't use RAC at all, it mean downtime
>> if
>> the node crashes.- Hide quoted text -
> True. That is one big advantage of RAC, TAF.
> Once thing that I'm really curious about is this...
> If one of the 4 x3850 chassis died (hardware failure), could we
> restart the server with 3 chassis and continue to operate seemlessly
> (albeit with 75% of the processing. power)...?

According to page 197 of this document, you should be able to remove a node and restart.

> or would it require booting an alternate kernel, or modifying some
> boot/BIOS parameters..?

I would think that's the same as a single SMP box. If the primary boot device fails, we have to go to a mirror copy. Received on Thu Oct 09 2008 - 18:12:36 CDT

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