Re: Completely unsupported, I know (RAC 11g on a laptop)

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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:52:42 -0700 (PDT)
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On 28 Apr, 01:29, Palooka <> wrote:
> I am trying (for self educational purposes) to install RAC (11g) on a
> laptop using VMware with two guest clients (CentOS5 masquerading as
> RHEL5) in a cluster.
> Does anyone have an idea what the minimum physical RAM is on the host?
> I have 2GB, so when I try to allocate 1GB each to the nodes it gets a
> bit unstable. However, if I allocate 512M to each guest, their OS is
> perfectly stable, but there does not seem to be sufficient resource to
> start the ASM instances successfully.
> I think I need to upgrade the laptop to 4GB physical RAM before this
> will work. What is the opinion of the panel?
> Thanks,
> Palooka

What's my opinion? Apart from the fact that you're crazy? :)

I don't know off the top of my head, however, 2GB seems like it's never going to be enough to achieve what you want. I think a RAM upgrade is your best bet.

HTH -g Received on Tue Apr 28 2009 - 04:52:42 CDT

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