Re: RAC or Large SMP...?

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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:32:05 -0700 (PDT)
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> The first RAC implementation I thought stable enough for production
> consideration was Since then it has gotten substantially
> better.
> Mogen's comments on RAC are accurate within their context: That is not
> the only context there is.
> If you are going to go into RAC then make sure you build into your
> budget monies for a test cluster for software testing and to be used
> for DBA training and as a DBA sand box and also training for staff.
> With real hands-on RAC training, unfortunately something Oracle itself
> does not provide, 10gR2 and 11g RAC are not that much more difficult
> to manage than stand-alone.

I agree, I think that having a 'staging' environment which is comparable to production is crucial to the success of a RAC implementation. I wouldnt feel confident administering or maintaining the cluster without it. Received on Sun Oct 12 2008 - 18:32:05 CDT

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